Trump Spokesman Sues Capitol Riot Committee Over Financial Records

Former President Donald Trump’s current spokesman, Taylor Budowich, has sued the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol over access to his financial records.

On Friday, Budowich filed a lawsuit that seeks to prevent his bank, JPMorgan Chase, from turning over his financial records to the House committee, Politico reported.

Budowich said that his compliance with the committee should have precluded his subpoena, where he produced “more than 1,700 pages of documents and providing roughly four hours of sworn testimony,” only to receive a notice from JPMorgan that his records will be handed over to the committee.

“The Select Committee wrongly seeks to compel Mr. Budowich’s financial institution to provide private banking information to the Select Committee that it lacks the lawful authority to seek and to obtain,” the suit argued.

It is still unclear whether the bank has already turned over the records as Budowich had filed the lawsuit on the deadline JPMorgan provided for him to show that he has legally blocked the subpoena, which is 5 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve.

Budowich’s lawyers said that JPMorgan refused their requests for an extension since the deadline was a federal holiday.

The subpoena on Budowich’s records came as the House committee seeks to uncover how the Capitol rallies on Jan. 6 were funded. CNN reported in October that investigators are seeking to know if any funding had come from domestic extremists or foreign sources.

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