(TheIndependentStar.com) – The January 6 committee issued multiple subpoenas to individuals associated with former President Donald Trump and people involved in planning rallies opposing the election results. Not everyone was happy to receive the request, including former White House senior counselor Steve Bannon, who received an indictment for contempt after his refusal to appear.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News Sunday on November 14, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz called the situation “outrageous.” He stated the grounds officials used for the indictment fall under a disputed law, which makes it improper for such use.
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— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) November 16, 2021
Dershowitz is speaking about executive privilege, more specifically, the right of a former president to require an advisor not to testify to maintain information privacy. It’s not a clear area of law and is highly disputed even among legal experts. A sitting president and his or her advisors have the right to confidentiality, but the waters become muddy once the person is out of office.
Bannon used executive privilege as his defense for not testifying before the January 6 committee. Yet, when he failed to provide requested documents and appear for a deposition, the Department of Justice indicted him on two criminal counts. If convicted, the former presidential advisor faces fines up to $100,000 and up to one year in jail for each count.
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