Trump lawyer calls DOJ decision to let former officials to testify 'unlawful'

Trump lawyer calls DOJ decision to let former officials to testify 'unlawful'
Trump lawyer calls DOJ decision to let former officials to testify 'unlawful'
Trump lawyer Doug Collins calls DOJ's decision to allow former officials to testify about election overturn effort 'unlawful' but says former president will waive executive privilege to avoid 'distraction' A Donald Trump lawyer called DOJ's memo on allowing officials to testify 'unlawful' But he said Trump won't seek 'judicial intervention' to avoid 'further distraction' Comes as the House Oversight panel prepares to interview top officials who spoke with Trump as he pursued claims of fraud  Memo revealed last week showed Trump telling top DOJ official to 'just say that the election was corrupt'

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President Donald Trump will not use the courts to try to prevent former Justice Officials from testifying about their conversations with him in his election overturn efforts before he left office – even as his lawyer called a Biden Administration waiver for testimony 'unlawful.'

Trump's posture, which his new lawyer former Rep. Doug Collins cast as a limited waiver of authority, comes as House investigators probe the days leading up to the January 6th Capitol riot.

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Collins – who months ago Trump was touting as a possible candidate for Georgia governor over Brian Kemp – who clashed with Trump over his claims of election fraud –  spelled out the position in a new letter.

Donald Trump lawyer former Rep. Doug Collins said in a letter congressional requests for former DOJ officials to testify were 'unlawful,' but said Trump would not exercise legal options for now

Donald Trump lawyer former Rep. Doug Collins said in a letter congressional requests for former DOJ officials to testify were 'unlawful,' but said Trump would not exercise legal options for now

That letter was in response to the Biden Justice Department allowing officials to testify, citing the extraordinary circumstances of the riot on the day Congress met to count the electoral votes. 

'Please be advised that the Department's purported waiver and authorization are unlawful, and that President Trump continues to assert that the non-public information the Committees seek is and should be protected from disclosure by executive privilege,' wrote Collins on his Georgia law firm stationary.

But he indicated Trump would avoid outright opposition. 

The letter references a House committee's request for former Trump administration officials to testify

The letter references a House committee's request for former Trump administration

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