Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon says he will defy a subpoena from the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot, CNN reports. According to a source speaking to CNN, Bannon's rationale for defying the subpoena is that he "stands with Trump."
Four associates of Trump were sent subpoenas by the House select committee. But as The Washington Post reported this Thursday, Trump's legal team sent a letter instructing them not to comply, citing "executive and other privileges, including among others the presidential communications, deliberative process, and attorney-client privileges" as justification.
In addition to Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel are among the former Trump advisors to be subpoenaed.
Speaking to the Post, Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich said that the records request is "outrageously broad" and "lacks both legal precedent and legislative merit."
"Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of President Trump and his administration, but also on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our nation," Budowich said, according to the Post.