Former Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Sues to Shield Phone Records from Jan. 6 Select Committee

Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller filed a lawsuit on March 9 to block a subpoena for his phone records from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

In papers filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Miller described the subpoena for his phone records as “overly broad” and argued that the Committee was “misusing” their authority.

Miller argued that his parents and siblings could be caught up in the investigation because he is on a T-Mobile family plan.

Miller has been part of a family plan account with his parents that is held by Carron Drive Apartments LP, a business in California, “for at least the last ten years,” according to the lawsuit.

“Carron Drive and Mr. Miller have filed this Complaint to obtain this Court’s protection from the Select Committee’s intrusive and unjustified attempt to violate the privacy rights that Mr. Miller and, potentially, the other members of the Miller family have under the Family Plan Account,” the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit argued that the records the Committee was seeking would include “those evidencing sensitive, personal communications that Mr. Miller had with medical professionals and family regarding his wife and newborn daughter.”

The lawsuit further argued that “no facts” indicated that Miller “had any role in what happened there or otherwise engaged in any unlawful efforts to interfere with the peaceful transfer of power to the Biden administration.”

In November, the Committee subpoenaed Miller, alleging that he “participated in efforts to spread false information” about voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election, as well as efforts to alter the results.


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