President Donald Trump will invoke executive privilege over January 6th subpoenas.
The committee investigating the Jan. 6 incidents at the Capitol is demanding emails from four top government officials in the Trump administration.
The subpoenas are meant to force these four individuals to give up their email communications.
It demands emails from Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark, former White House deputy chief of staff for communications, a former Defense Department official, and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon.
By invoking executive privilege, Trump is attempting to block these four top administration figures from complying with the subpoenas.
Newsmax reports, “He [Trump] is going to invoke executive privilege, and that means that people like Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, a top adviser, and Kash Patel, another top adviser will not be able to comply with these subpoenas coming from the Jan. 6th commission.”
“This is what you get with President Trump. You get a man who fights back,” the report adds.
“That’s what we love about President Trump, and he’s sticking it to these people trying to go after him,” Newsmax wrote.
The subpoenas were issued on Sept. 23 and they set a deadline for Thursday.
The select committee investigating January 6th only includes two Republicans, who have openly criticize President Trump.
This includes Reps. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.
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Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson has said he’s prepared to issue “criminal referrals” to anyone who does not comply with the subpoenas’ deadlines.
Former deputy White House counsel Patrick Philbin, Trump’s defense lawyer, is expected to tell the four advisers that they can’t testify before the committee without hindering Trump’s right, as president, to have gotten confidential advice from them, reports MSN.
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If the four men do not comply, the committee has several options, including referring them to the Department of Justice.
Trump announced through a statement through his Save America PAC on Sept. 23, the day that the subpoenas were issued that he would invoke executive privilege where it was appropriate to stop the committee from seeking answers from the four advisers.
“We will fight the subpoenas on executive privilege and other grounds, for the good of our country, while we wait to find out whether or not subpoenas will be sent out to Antifa and BLM for the death and destruction they have caused in tearing apart our Democrat-run cities throughout America,” Trump said in his statement.
He also slammed the Jan. 6 committee as the “‘Unselect Committee’ of highly partisan politicians, a similar group that perpetrated the now proven lie of Russia, Russia, Russia, Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and many other scams.”