Tue. May 24th, 2022

Steve Bannon has informed the House Committee investigating riots in the U.S. Capitol that he will not cooperate with their subpoena to present related documents, according to a source familiar with the matter. The source characterized Bannon’s response as saying he “stands with Trump.”

Another source confirmed that Bannon responded, as did former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. The source would not characterize Meadow’s response. It is not clear if the other two – Kash Patel and Dan Scavino – have the answer.

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The four employees were sent summonses by the committee’s committee. All four were also sent letters from Trump’s attorney Wednesday informing them that he intended to defend what he considered a violation of executive privilege.

In the letter, seen by CNN, a lawyer for Trump advised them to “invoke immunities and privileges if necessary” and not present documents or testimony.

A spokesman for the committee declined to comment.

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