Oct 22, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Judge to hear Nov. 4 oral arguments for Trump's executive privilege claim

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Former President Trump arrives at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Oct. 17 in New York City. Photo: James Devaney via Getty Images

A Nov. 4 hearing has been set for former President Trump's claim of executive privilege in regard to the House Jan. 6 select committee's investigation, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Trump's legal team has moved to block some of the committee's requests for records by invoking executive privilege, which can allow presidents and their aides to sidestep congressional scrutiny.

  • Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon also claimed executive privilege in his refusal to comply with a subpoena from the panel.
  • The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the subpoena.

Catch up quick: Trump sued the select committee on Monday, alleging its request for White House records is illegal and that the materials are protected by executive privilege.

  • U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has signed off an agreement by Trump and the committee to expedite the case for a Nov. 4 hearing on oral arguments, according to Reuters.
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