Judge Rejects Trump Spox Bid To Reclaim Jan. 6 Bank Docs

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By Khorri Atkinson (January 20, 2022, 11:55 AM EST) — A D.C. federal judge on Thursday denied an emergency request by a spokesman for former President Donald Trump to force the Jan. 6 committee to stop using and return his private financial records that it obtained from JPMorgan last month, saying the court lacks the authority to tell Congress what to do with subpoenaed documents.

In a ruling from the bench rejecting Taylor Budowich’s motion for a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg said the House is “certainly correct” that the U.S. Constitution’s speech and debate clause prohibits courts from ordering a congressional committee to return, destroy or…

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