However, unlike Scavino and Meadows, Navarro openly violated the panel’s request and did not attempt to negotiate terms for compliance. Also the saponas of Meadows and Scavino are complex.
Both officers served in high-ranking positions on the Trump West Wing, so there were very pressing cases to gain executive privilege. Each tried to co-operate at different points in the group’s investigation. Meadows specifically handed out thousands of page documents, including text messages that became an important part of the team’s work.
“I’m grateful they (the judiciary) used their discretion not to bring this case,” Stan Brand, Scavino’s lawyer, told CNN.
A spokesman for the judiciary declined to comment. A spokesman for the Jan. 6 selection committee did not respond to CNN’s comments.
A lawyer familiar with the Meadows and Scavino cases told CNN he was not surprised by the court’s decision. They argued that both were involved in the committee and, unlike Navarro and Steve Bonan, both were indicted and that Scovino and Meadows had serious claims to privilege.
The Justice Department is under pressure from House Democrats and the Left not to be more aggressive in the Jan. 6 trial, particularly about Trump and his inner circle and his unfounded role in trying to thwart the 2020 presidential election. Allegations of mass voter fraud that provoked a violent attack on the US capital.
The story was updated on Friday with more details.