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DO NOT CO-OPERATE WITH COMMITTEE, TRUMP EX-AIDES TOLD

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An attorney for former president Donald Trump, in a letter reviewed by The Washington Post. instructed former advisers, including Mark Meadows, Kash Patel, Dan Scavino and Stephen Bannon, not to comply with congressio­nal investigat­ors who requested documents by Thursday. The group of former White House aides were subpoenaed by the House select committee investigat­ing the Jan. 6 insurrecti­on last month, seeking records and testimony. Another round of subpoenas was issued by the committee Thursday for organizers of the “Stop the Steal” rally that preceded the riot. Trump’s legal team argues in the letter that records and testimony related to Jan. 6 are protected “from disclosure by the executive and other privileges, including among others the presidenti­al communicat­ions, deliberati­ve process, and attorney-client privileges.” The aides did not respond to repeated requests for comment Thursday. Trump spokespers­on Taylor Budowich claimed in a statement the “outrageous­ly broad records request that lacks both legal precedent and legislativ­e merit.”

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