Former White Home Chief of Employees Mark Meadows is now refusing to take a seat for a deposition with the Home Choose Committee tasked with investigating the occasions of January 6. The transfer marks a reversal from an announcement final week that he would adjust to the committee’s subpoena ordering him to look.

“We agreed to offer 1000’s of pages of responsive paperwork and Mr. Meadows was prepared to look voluntarily, not beneath compulsion of the Choose Committee’s subpoena to him, for a deposition to reply questions on non-privileged issues. Now actions by the Choose Committee have made such an look untenable,” George J. Terwilliger III, an lawyer for Meadows, wrote within the letter obtained by CNN.

“In brief, we now have each indication from the knowledge equipped to us final Friday – upon which Mr. Meadows might anticipate to be questioned – that the Choose Committee has no intention of respecting boundaries regarding Government Privilege,” he added, noting that Meadows remains to be prepared to reply written questions.

“Nonetheless, as we’ve earlier than, we reiterate our willingness to think about an interrogatory means of Choose Committee written questions and solutions from Mr. Meadows in order that there is perhaps each an orderly course of and a transparent report of questions and associated assertions of privilege the place applicable,” Terwilliger wrote.

Members of the choose committee didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Tuesday.

Former President Donald Trump and his allies have insisted for months that they’ve the proper to exert govt privilege to withstand cooperating with the Home Choose Committee.

Final week, Consultant Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) said the committee expects to win the Trump govt privilege lawsuit.

We anticipate a optimistic consequence. Our objective is to provide a doc, collect as a lot info as doable in these paperwork from the nationwide archives that may assist inform the story of January fifth and January sixth, rallies and revolt, and assault on democracy. The extra info, the higher. That’s why these paperwork are so necessary,” he stated on the time.