- Steve Bannon is doubling down on declining January 6 Committee subpoenas.
- Attorney Robert J. Costello sent another letter on Wednesday saying that his customer will not comply.
- Trump’s legal group advised the president’s previous assistants not to abide by the subpoenas.
Steve Bannon’s defense group sent another letter to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, preserving that he and other Trump allies will not produce files for subpoenas due to the previous president’s supposed executive benefits, according to ABC News.
“Mr. Bannon’s position is not in defiance of your Committee’s subpoena; rather, Mr. Bannon noted that President Trump’s counsel stated that they were invoking executive and other privileges and therefore directed us not to produce documents or give testimony that might reveal information President Trump’s counsel seeks to legally protect,” Bannon’s lawyer, Robert J. Costello, composed.
—John Santucci (@Santucci) October 13, 2021
It is the 2nd letter from Bannon’s group attended to to January 6 Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson saying that the previous Trump consultant will not comply.
In early October, Trump’s legal group advised the president’s previous assistants, consisting of Bannon, not to abide by the congressional subpoenas provided in September.
At the time, the committee likewise asked for files from previous Trump administration authorities Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel. The subpoenas asked Bannon and Patel to sit for depositions on October 14 and for Meadows and Scavino to sit the next day, and all have actually declined those potential customers.
At chances is whether Trump as a previous president can conjure up executive opportunity to defy the subpoenas in this context. President Joe Biden, the present executive, has actually waived executive opportunity and requested the files to be sent to the committee.
On Wednesday, according to NBC News, the White House’s counsel asked the National Archives to rapidly turn over Trump-associated files to the January 6 committee.
“The President further instructs you to provide those pages 30 days after your notification to the former President, absent any intervening court order,” the message stated, according to NBC News.
Rep. Liz Cheney stated on Tuesday that the committee is ready to bring criminal contempt charges to anybody who ducks the subpoenas.