Washington Former US President donald trump is legally defending himself against his subpoena by the investigative committee to attack the Capitol. Trump’s attorneys filed a lawsuit in a Florida state court Friday night (local time) to challenge the panel’s subpoena. In it, they argue, among other things, that the committee does not have the authority to force Trump to testify. In addition, the subpoena violates, among other things, the executive privilege of the ex-president. This is a President’s prerogative to keep certain information secret.
The committee had asked Trump to be available for a multi-day questioning under oath starting Monday. It was a rare escalation. After the summons, Trump initially left open how he would react.