Monday, June 24, 2024

Federal Judge to Hear Trump’s Case Against Jan. 6 Committee

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Nine Republicans joined every Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives to hold in on Thursday.

The floor vote came after the Jan. 6 select committee recommended that Congress vote to find Bannon in criminal contempt for defying its subpoena.

SEE ALSO: Committee Shoots Down Bannon's Request to Postpone Criminal Referral Vote

Bannon's lawyer Robert Costello had tried and failed to argue that Bannon is “legally unable” to comply because of former President Trump's claim of executive privilege. In any event, Costello claimed that Bannon couldn't engage with the committee until Trump and President 's divergent claims of executive privilege are resolved.

A High-Stakes Showdown

While the scope of executive privilege claims from former presidents remains a matter of debate, a federal judge has agreed to hear Trump's case—and sooner than many thought. (RELATED: Trump Sues Niece, New York Times Over Pulitzer Prize-Winning Story)

Per The Hill:

A federal judge will hear former President Trump‘s case against the House Jan. 6 Committee's request for extensive records from his administration in a hearing next month.

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan on Friday scheduled a Nov. 4 hearing in Trump's lawsuit against the committee, setting a rapid schedule for the case.

A Defining Point in the Executive Privilege Debate?

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