Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has reversed course once again and will not sue the U.S. House of Representatives for issuing a subpoena that he has vowed not to honor.
On Monday, Mulvaney's attorney said that his client is dropping plans to join a lawsuit brought by former national security adviser John Bolton’s aide, Charles Kupperman.
Attorney William Pittard said that Mulvaney would file a separate lawsuit instead in opposition to a subpoena from House Democrats.
On Tuesday, the strategy changed again. In a court filing, attorneys said that Mulvaney was scuttling his plans for another lawsuit.
The filing indicated that Mulvaney will "rely on the direction of the president" in making his decisions.
Break: Mick Mulvaney drops plan to sue over House impeachment subpoena https://t.co/nOTd1CHivm /// "He will rely on… https://t.co/iJ0rejlqxv— Mike Scarcella (@Mike Scarcella)1573571773.0
Mulvaney's lawyer tells court: "Mr. Mulvaney does not intend to pursue litigation regarding the deposition subpoen… https://t.co/l0ZG2cEl6V— Mike Scarcella (@Mike Scarcella)1573571944.0
JUST IN >> Mulvaney says he will NOT file suit to challenge Schiff’s subpoena, and will instead just refuse to comp… https://t.co/B11jn2clHz— Andrew Desiderio (@Andrew Desiderio)1573571795.0