“DR. Gorka was neither a member nor a leader of any organization that sponsored events on January 6, nor was he present at the Capitol that day,” said Gorka’s lawyers in the lawsuit.
The subpoena contained in the submission had requested that telephone recordings from November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021 be handed over by Gorka by December 31, 2021.
A spokesman for the panel declined to comment. Gorka is represented in the lawsuit by David Warrington and Michael Columbo of Dhillon Law Group. The company is also representing former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and others who were involved in the January 6th investigation.
Gorka’s lawyers characterize him in the lawsuit as a “hostile political journalist”.
The lawsuit is the latest in a suddenly long list of legal disputes that the Special Committee faced on January 6th. In the past few weeks, lawsuits have been filed by Flynn, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, attorney John Eastman, Stop the Steal founder Ali Alexander, and a number of other witnesses the committee believes they are aware of and had involvement in the events that preceded the attack on the Capitol.
On Tuesday morning, two Oath Keepers charged with conspiracy to suspend Congressional certification of the 2020 election also sued for preventing their phone records from reaching Congressional investigators.
Former President Donald Trump himself has also sued the committee and the National Archives to prevent his investigators from receiving his White House records. This case is now awaiting a possible review by the Supreme Court.
It is unclear how much the lawsuits will affect the work of the committee, which operates at breakneck speed as the Democrat-led panel seeks to complete the bulk of its investigation by the summer.