In his letter on Tuesday, obtained by the New York Times, Mr Meadows’ attorney filed a litany of complaints against the select committee, saying he did not appear to respect Mr Trump’s assertion of executive privilege and had issued an extensive subpoena for Mr. Meadows’ communications which would include personal conversations.
“We agreed to provide thousands of pages of responsive material and Mr. Meadows was willing to appear voluntarily, and not under the subpoena of the select committee, for a deposition to answer questions on any issues. unprivileged, ”Terwilliger wrote. “Now the actions of the select committee have made such an appearance untenable. “
Mr Terwilliger said the documents sought by the committee included “extremely personal communications” unrelated to a legitimate investigation.
“With the magnitude of its subpoenas and its pugnacious approach, the select committee made it clear that it did not intend to abide by these important constitutional limits,” Mr. Terwilliger wrote.
Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and member of the committee, called Mr. Meadows’ demands “compelling and authoritarian.”