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Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in New York. AP Photo / Evan Vucci

  • Steve Bannon doubles the stake by rejecting the January 6 subpoenas.

  • Lawyer Robert J. Costello sent another letter Wednesday saying his client would not comply.

  • Trump’s legal team has asked the president’s former aides not to comply with subpoenas.

Steve Bannon’s defense team sent another letter to the House Special Committee to investigate the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, saying he and other Trump allies will not produce documents for them. subpoenas due to the alleged executive privileges of the former president, according to ABC News.

“Mr. Bannon’s position is not in defiance of your committee’s summons; on the contrary, Mr Bannon noted that President Trump’s attorney said he was invoking executive and other privileges and therefore ordered us not to produce any documents or testify that might reveal information. the lawyer seeks to protect legally, ”wrote Bannon’s lawyer Robert J. Costello.

This is the second letter from Bannon’s team to the January 6 committee chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson, saying the former Trump adviser will not comply.

In early October, Trump’s legal team asked former aides to the president, including Bannon, not to comply with congressional subpoenas issued in September.

At the time, the committee also requested documents from former Trump administration officials Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel. The subpoenas called on Bannon and Patel to sit for depositions on October 14 and Meadows and Scavino to sit the next day, and all rejected the outlook.

It is unclear whether Trump, as the former president, can invoke executive privilege to challenge subpoenas in this context. President Joe Biden, the current executive, waived executive privilege and requested that the documents be sent to the committee.

Wednesday, according to NBC News, the White House council asked the National Archives to quickly turn over the Trump-related documents to the Jan.6 committee.

“The president further requests that you provide these pages 30 days after your notification to the former president, in the absence of any intermediate court ruling,” the message read, according to NBC News.

Representative Liz Cheney said on Tuesday the committee was prepared to lay charges of criminal contempt against anyone who dodged subpoenas.

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