Steve Benn “doesn’t need to answer.” Demanded by the House Committee January 6 investigation Attack on the US capital Because former President Donald Trump says his communications are protected by executive privileges, his lawyer claimed in a letter on Wednesday.
Trump’s lawyer told Benn that the former president was “exercising his administrative privilege” and instructed him “not to present documents or testify until the issue of executive privilege is resolved.”
“This is an issue between the committee and President Trump’s lawyer, and Mr. Benn does not need to respond at this time,” Costello wrote in the letter. Posted on Twitter. By ABC News Producer
In a letter to Select Committee Chairman Benny Thompson (D-Miss.), Costello called Benn’s position “inappropriate” and said that Trump’s former campaign CEO O’Brien and White House strategists say they will reconsider if President Trump changes his mind or if the court rules.
Last week, Trump. Signaled a legal battle. Following the White House claim of administrative privilege on record. Administered by the National Archives “Not guaranteed”, and that any other issue will be dealt with “on a case by case basis”.
Benn’s move – which came before him. Indicated that he would not comply. With the claim – the committee is expected to file a lawsuit against him for criminal contempt. CNN reported. On Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Benn is one of four former Trump associates who were slapped with a subpoena last month.
Others include former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino and former Pentagon official Cash Patel.
Officials said Meadows and Patel have been “engaged” with the committee, and Scavino سوشل the former Golf Cady social media director from Trump-was recently presented with his statement, which may have His deadline for replies was pushed back. .
Committee on Thursday. Issued a statement Against Jeffrey Clark, a former Justice Department official, Thompson wrote, “There was credible evidence that you tried to involve the Justice Department in its efforts to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power.”
The petition set October 29 as the deadline for Clark to submit and submit documents.
A total of 19 subpoenas have been issued, including 11 against the organizers of the “including Steel” rally, before hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the capital in an attempt to block congressional certification of President Biden’s election victory. Of was