Judge Howell to Trump aides: no executive privileges for you!

A federal judge has ordered several of Trump’s former aides, including Mark Meadows, to testify before the grand jury investigating efforts to nullify the 2020 election, dismissing the former president’s claims of executive privilege, confirmed by multiple sources. From CNN:

Trump’s legal team had challenged subpoenas issued by Special Counsel Jack Smith demanding testimony and documents from Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, as well as several others by asserting executive privilege .

In a decision sealed last week, then-Chief Justice Beryl Howell dismissed the Trump team’s claims of privilege for Meadows and other senior Trump administration officials who were subpoenaed. by Smith, including former director of national intelligence John Ratcliffe, former national security adviser Robert O’Brien and former Department of Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli, sources told CNN.

Trump’s privilege claims for other former White House aides, including Stephen Miller and Dan Scavino, have also been denied, the sources said.

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