Trump is considering signing a letter that would waive his executive privilege blocking Steve Bannon from testifying before the 1/6 Committee, but that privilege doesn’t exist.
Joyce Vance called out the con that Trump is trying to pull on the Committee:
This is silly & probably an effort to establish a legitimate executive privilege claim for Bannon at the time he refused to testify. But he'd been out of gov't for years & in any event, the privilege doesn't serve as a shield for criminal conduct. https://t.co/2ksXluhXvz
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) July 8, 2022
Trump and Bannon are getting desperate, so they are trying absurd stunts to shield guilty parties from potential liability.
The Committee should laugh at this pathetic con, and reject Trump’s letter as it lacks standing and legal merit.
The ruse from Trump and Bannon won’t work, as the Committee isn’t going to fall for dumb games to protect Trump and his co-conspirators.
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