'No conceivable basis': Legal experts pillory Mark Meadows’ 'frivolous' lawsuit against Pelosi

'No conceivable basis': Legal experts pillory Mark Meadows’ 'frivolous' lawsuit against Pelosi
Mark Meadows // Credit: Gage Skidmore

Legal experts have read Mark Meadows‘ just-filed lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack and they are not impressed.

Meadows was served a lawful subpoena ordering him to appear for a deposition on Wednesday and to hand over an unknown number of documents. While he first announced he would comply, and did send the Committee some documents, he later flip-flopped and refused.

Late Wednesday afternoon he filed a civil rights lawsuit, but it’s not looking good for the former Trump White House chief of staff.

“Meadows has no conceivable basis for this frivolous suit,” writes Laurence Tribe, the well-known former Harvard Law law professor, now a Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. “Its obvious motive is to try getting Trump back on his good side after outraging the former President with his tell-all book.”

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Attorney Tristan Snell, who successfully prosecuted the $25 million Trump University case for the New York State Attorney General, says what meadows is doing is “lose-lose.”

Norm Eisen, an attorney, a former U.S. diplomat, and the co-counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during the first Trump impeachment, calls Meadows’ lawsuit a “rehash” that courts have already rejected. Worse than Snell’s “lose-lose” comment, Eisen calls Meadows’ case a “loser.”

National security attorney Bradley Moss has a bit of a different take, saying the case is “not meritless,” but says he will lose anyway.


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