Trump Spokesman Says He Has Cooperated With U.S. House Panel Probing Jan. 6 | Top News

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A current spokesman for former U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said in a court filing that he has cooperated extensively with the congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The spokesman, Taylor Budowich, said in a lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, that he has produced more than 1,700 pages of documents and provided about four hours of sworn testimony to the House of Representatives panel.

Budowich’s lawsuit sought a court order blocking the House committee from gaining access to his financial records at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

“The subpoena seeks personal financial material that is irrelevant to any conceivable legislation and not pertinent to any purported purpose of the Select Committee,” Budowich said in the lawsuit.

A spokesman for the Jan. 6 Select Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

This week, former Trump adviser Michael Flynn and right-wing radio host Alex Jones filed separate lawsuits alleging the Select Committee was not lawfully constituted and its subpoenas for their testimony are therefore unlawful.

An appeals court has rejected that argument, ruling on Dec. 9 that the committee was valid and entitled to see White House records Trump has tried to shield from public view. Trump on Thursday appealed that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Mary Milliken, Robert Birsel)

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