Judge rejects Trump’s spokesman’s efforts to retrieve hundreds of financial statements from the January 6th Commission


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US President Donald Trump arrives on January 6, 2021 to speak with supporters from the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP via Getty Images

  • The district judge said the January 6 Commission could hold financial records for Trump spokesmen.

  • Spokesman Taylor Glitch sued the Commission and JP Morgan in December on January 6.

  • Glitch claimed that the bank had submitted hundreds of documents before challenging the subpoena.

A U.S. local judge said Thursday that former President Donald Trump’s spokesman Taylor Glitch had hundreds of treasury provided by his bank to the House Select Commission investigating the January 6, 2021 case. I refused an attempt to search the document.

Budowich and Conservative Strategies, Inc. Sued the Commission, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, JP Morgan, and other individual members of the Commission on January 6 in a subpoena of financial records from JP Morgan. The proceeding was filed in the US District Court in the District of Columbia on December 24.

Judge James Bosburg denied Glitch’s allegations at a hearing Thursday because it was unconstitutional to require members of the House to submit a subpoena.

“There is no doubt that this court has no jurisdiction to order the return of documents received by Congress under a speech or debate clause,” Obama’s appointed appointed Boasberg told the court. rice field. According to Hill.

I couldn’t immediately ask Glitch for comment. During December He issued a statement According to the subpoena, “The Constitution applies only if your parties are responsible.”

In a December proceeding, Mr. Glitch revealed that he had provided at least 1,700 pages of documents to the House Selection Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 case and attended the “about four hours of oath testimony.” Did. According to court documents..

His lawyer argued that the transition to subpoenas for financial documents was a violation of financial privacy law, and JPMorgan made personal financial records despite actual written and verbal notice by JPMorgan and the Election Commission. Budowich stated that he was unable to challenge the subpoena prior to disclosing. Plaintiffs have filed an imminent legal objection to the parliamentary subpoena. “

According to the filings, Glitch also received a four-hour deposit with the Commission on payments made and received for involvement in the planning of a peaceful and legitimate rally to celebrate President Trump’s achievements. I answered the question. “

Commission members are investigating whether it was involved in diversion of $ 200,000 to a nonprofit organization that helped Glitch organize a “stop stealing” rally.

“According to information provided by the selection committee and the press, you are a 501 (c) (4) organization, a social media and radio advertising campaign that encourages people to attend a rally held in the Ellipse of Washington, DC. On January 6, 2021, in support of then-President Trump and his allegations of campaign fraud. ” Written on the vine In November.

Over the past few months, the committee has Subpoena issued Thanks to the members of the Trump family and their best friends such as Glitch, Rudy Giuliani and Alex Jones for their role on January 6th.

This week, the committee Most of the requested documents From Trump after the Supreme Court rejected the request for withholding records.

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