Flynn's lawyer argued in Tuesday's case that Flynn was not involved in the January 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol also accused the committee of excessive subpoenas. The plaintiff alleges that the team made "several documentary requests relating to his 1st Amendment function as an independent citizen, including the basis of his political beliefs, his views on his political beliefs, and the person to whom he transmitted those political beliefs."
The House Committee did not respond to a request for comment.
It says the committee also violated Flynn’s Fifth Amendment right against its commitment by requesting documents incorporating a non-profit organization founded by former Trump attorney Sidney Powell, of which Flynn was briefly its director. The Department of Justice is investigating the group, known as Defending the Republic, the case said.
"Forcing General Flynn to produce the types of records referred to in Subpoena would violate the general right of General Flynn's Amendment to the extent that it is permissible to have certain records, owned and authentic, can be used.
The Department of Justice declined to comment.
Flynn's case went on to say that he was concerned that he could face contempt of co urt if he did not cooperate with the January 6 team.Flynn's cas e went on to say that he w as concerned that he could face contempt of court if he did not cooperate with the January 6 team.
"General Flynn has been arrested among other things that risked prosecution by the Department of Justice for criminal offenses, either in the ongoing criminal investigation, or in new prosecutions for contempt of Congress," the case said.
The Department of Justice has previously prosecuted Flynn. He has pleaded guilty to lying to government officials about a conversation he had with a Russian strategist while co-operating with the investigation of former special envoy Robert Mueller over Russia's interference in the 2016 elections. He later stopped working with her and demanded to withdraw his confession. Trump gave him a full pardon last year.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that Flynn was "led into the trap of lying" by the FBI.