Judge rejects Trump spokesman's effort to retrieve hundreds of financial documents back from Jan. 6 committee
Added 01-22-22 03:14:01am EST - “Budowich said that that he provided the Jan 6. Committee, with at least 1,700 pages of documents and sat for "roughly four hours of sworn testimony."” - Businessinsider.com
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A US District Judge rejected an attempt by former President Donald Trump's spokesperson Taylor Budowich on Thursday to retrieve hundreds of financial documents that his bank provided the House select committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021.
Budowich and Conservative Strategies, Inc. sued the Jan. 6 committee, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, JP Morgan, and other individual members of the committee over a subpoena for his financial records from JP Morgan. The suit was filed on December 24 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Judge James Boasberg denied Budowich's motion at a hearing on Thursday, on the grounds that it's unconstitutional to request that members of Congress return subpoenaed materials.
"There really is no question that this Court has no jurisdiction to order Congress under the Speech or Debate Clause to return documents that it has received," Boasberg, an Obama-appointee, told the court, according to The Hill.
Budowich couldn't be immediately reached for comment. In December, he released a statement that "the Constitution only applies if your party is in charge" in response to the subpoena.
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