The House has interrogated dozens of witnesses and obtained the phone data of over 100 persons who attended the pro-Trump rally.
Michael Flynn’s attempt to stop a possible House select committee subpoena for his phone records and avoid having to testify before the panel over the January 6 investigation was immediately dismissed in court, according to CNN.
The verdict comes only one day after Flynn asked a federal judge in Florida for a temporary restraining order. It’s the first time the administration has acted quickly in response to a lawsuit filed by a House witness. Others resorted to court to try to stop the House from going after their phone records, thereby rendering the committee ineffective.
While the lawsuits are gaining traction, the House has revealed that the committee conducted multiple interviews and obtained various phone record data from Verizon and AT&T regarding the rally that gathered Trump supporters.
Flynn appeared in court on Tuesday, only one day before he was supposed to speak before the committee, in what seemed to be an attempt to avoid the consequences of his refusal to appear.
According to District Judge Mary Scriven in Tampa, Flynn did not meet the procedural standards to make a case for urgent intervention, who indicated he might refile his request or let his requests play out on a longer timeline in court.
The judge emphasized that the dates for turning over papers to the committee and appearing for deposition were unknown at the time, and it was unclear whether Flynn’s phone records had been subpoenaed. However, Scriven pointed out that the document deadline had passed in November and that the committee planned to reschedule the deposition to “a date to be determined.”