Trump lawyer instructs Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, and other former advisors not to comply with Jan. 6 subpoenas: report

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  • The Trump legal team is telling former aides not to comply with the House Jan. 6 investigation.
  • A Trump attorney instructed them not to comply with subpoenas, per the Washington Post.
  • Those involved include Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel.

A letter from the Trump legal team instructs former advisors and aides not to comply with subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, according to the Washington Post.

The letter from a Trump attorney cites “executive and other privileges, including among others the presidential communications, deliberative process, and attorney-client privileges” as justification for the cadre of MAGA loyalists not testifying or handing over records.

Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel are among the former Trump advisors to be subpoenaed by the House.

Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich told the Post in a statement that the records request is “outrageously broad” and “lacks both legal precedent and legislative merit.”

“Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of President Trump and his administration, but also on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our nation,” Budowich said, according to the Post.

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