Steve Bannon's defense sent another letter to the January 6 Committee saying he and others will not cooperate

Steve Bannon at Trump Tower in New York. AP Photo / Evan Vucci
Steve Bannon doubled his rejection of the January 6th subpoena.
Attorney Robert J. Costello sent another letter on Wednesday saying that his client would not comply.
Trump's legal team ordered former presidential advisers not to comply with the subpoenas.
Steve Bannon's defense team sent another letter to the House Special Committee investigating the Sept. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
“Mr Bannon's position does not contradict the subpoena of your committee; rather, Mr Bannon noted that President Trump's attorneys stated that they had invoked executive and other privileges and therefore instructed us not to produce any documents or make statements that could reveal information about President Trump's attorney attempting to legalize protect, "wrote Bannon's attorney Robert J. Costello.
It is the second letter from Bannon's team to the January 6th committee chairman Bennie Thompson saying the former Trump adviser would disobey.
In early October, Trump's legal team instructed former presidential advisers, including Bannon, not to obey the September summons issued by Congress.
At the time, the committee also requested documents from former Trump administration officials Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel. The subpoenas called for Bannon and Patel to sit to testify on October 14th, and Meadows and Scavino the next day, and all of them have turned down the prospect.
It is controversial whether Trump, as a former president, can invoke the privilege of the executive branch in this context to defy the subpoenas. President Joe Biden, the current Executive Director, has waived the executive privilege and requested that the documents be sent to the committee.
On Wednesday, according to NBC News, the White House attorney urged national archives to quickly turn Trump-related documents over to the Jan. 6 committee.
"The president also instructs you to make these pages available to the former president 30 days after your notification, unless a court order has been made," the message read, according to NBC News.
Rep. Liz Cheney said Tuesday that the committee was ready to charge anyone who evades the subpoenas of criminal contempt.
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