Trump just directed his top four deputies to ignore lawful House Jan. 6 committee subpoenas

Trump just directed his top four deputies to ignore lawful House Jan. 6 committee subpoenas
"Mark Meadows" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack sent subpoenas to four of Donald Trump's top deputies, ordering them to hand over documents related to the insurrection by today and appear before investigators next week.

Trump has ordered the four men: Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel, to ignore the lawful subpoenas and not comply with the Committee's requests for documents or testimony.

Politico is reporting Trump is "signaling he will go to court to block their testimony to the investigators," adding it has seen the letter from "a Trump attorney" that claims those documents are covered by executive privilege. Legal experts agree only the current President can deem what is and is not covered, and President Joe Biden has made clear he will not invoke executive privilege.

"President Trump is prepared to defend these fundamental privileges in court," the letter says, according to Politico.

The Committee has pledged to enforce its subpoenas.

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