Trump spokesperson sues Jan. 6 committee over financial records

“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,” Budowich’s suit argued.

He filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia along with Conservative Strategies, Inc., which is described as “a California for profit corporation.” Budowich is identified in the filing as its “sole owner.”

The committee, which is chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), is seeking information from Budowich pertaining to the source of the funds for the planning and promotion of the Jan. 6 rally that directly preceded the Capitol rioting.

“According to information provided to the Select Committee and press reports,” the committee wrote to him on Nov. 22, “you solicited a 501(c)4 organization to conduct a social media and radio advertising campaign to encourage people to attend the rally held on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, in support of then-President Trump and his allegations of election fraud. The Select Committee has reason to believe your efforts include directing to the 501(c)(4) organizations approximately $200,000 from a source or sources that was not disclosed to the organization to pay for the advertising campaign.”

At his deposition, Budowich said in the lawsuit, he answered questions on “his involvement in the planning of a peaceful, lawful rally…

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