CNN is reporting that Rep. Scott Perry (R-York) has formally objected to being subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating the events surrounding January 6.
The committee had subpoenaed Perry, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). earlier this month.
Perry and Biggs were asked to sit for depositions today but filed letters with the committee objecting to the subpoenas.
CNN obtained a letter from Jordan, questioning the constitutionality of the subpoena and creating a list of demands that he expects to be met for he would consider appearing.
Perry, chair of the House Freedom Caucus, was the first person to connect former President Donald Trump with Jeffrey Clark, a top official in the DOJ who was sympathetic to Trump’s desire to overturn the election results.
Cassidy Hutchinson, who worked under Mark Meadows when he was former Trump’s chief of staff, told the panel investigating the Capitol attack that she saw Meadows incinerate documents after a meeting in his office with Perry, according to reports in POLITICO.
This would not be the first time that Meadows and Perry have opted to conceal discussions. The select committee revealed that, in a Dec. 2020 text message exchange the committee included in an April court filing, Perry told Meadows he had “just sent you something on Signal,” referring to the encrypted messaging app popular with journalists and government officials.