Trump appeals order directing Meadows, other aides to testify in Jan. 6 probe

Source: The Hill | March 29, 2023 | Rebecca Beitsch

Former President Trump’s legal team has appealed a decision from a judge ordering former chief of staff Mark Meadows and other Trump White House officials to testify in the Justice Department investigation into Jan. 6.

The sealed decision from D.C. District Court Judge Beryl Howell rejected Trump’s claims of executive privilege over the officials, a group that includes Trump communications guru Dan Scavino as well as several national security officials.

The matter will come before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel recently upheld another of Howell’s decisions ordering Evan Corcoran, Trump’s attorney in the Mar-a-Lago probe, to cooperate with investigators and return before the grand jury to answer questions he previously dodged citing attorney-client privilege.

Howell’s March 15 ruling on Meadows and others is a significant win for prosecutors and could provide new information in the investigation.


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