(FeaturedNews.com) – CBS was the first to report that according to a source close to former President Donald Trump’s legal team, his lawyers were intending on contesting the subpoena sent by Department of Justice special counsel Jack Smith to Vice President Mike Pence. The subpoena would require Pence to both hand over documents as well as provide his testimony on his interactions with Trump up to the 2020 presidential election and January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.
Trump’s legal team has noted that the challenge would be using the argument of executive privilege.
Trump has repeatedly argued that executive privilege protected him and his former administration officials from having to hand over documents or provide their testimonies in investigations that relate to their time serving in the administration. This is not the first time that Trump has asserted this to be the case. He had previously tried to stop other former administration officials from testifying after being served subpoenas by the House select committee. He has also used executive privilege to try and block the National Archives from handing over documents relating to the Capitol insurrection.
However, his claims regarding executive privilege have repeatedly been dismissed in previous court cases.
Despite Trump’s falling out with Pence after the end of the administration, Trump has recently defended Pence calling him an honorable man.
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