The attorney for retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn is refusing to let the former national security adviser testify before Rep. Adam B. Schiff, saying the California Democrat disregards “ethics in your theatrical demand.”

Attorney Sidney Powell said Monday in a letter that Flynn is invoking his rights under the Fifth Amendment to avoid being “paraded, harassed or disparaged” by Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Mr. Schiff, who took committee control in January, has launched an investigation into nearly every aspect of President Trump’s life.

Mr. Schiff was a big proponent of the Democratic Party-financed dossier sourced to the Kremlin. The dossier’s charges of Trump election conspiracy proved unfounded.

Ms. Powell is mounting a vigorous effort in federal court to dismiss the case against Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in the Trump White House’s early days. She accuses the Robert Mueller prosecution team of withholding evidence favorable to him.

Finally, for about the 459th time, The Mueller probe of course failed to establish an election conspiracy between Trump allies and Moscow.