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Former President Trump Donald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE faces significant hurdles in his effort to use executive privilege to block the Jan. 6 committee's subpoenas for executive branch documents and testimony from his former aides.

After the panel issued a new round of subpoenas Thursday night seeking testimony from his former advisers, Trump renewed his threat to fight the investigative demands using claims of executive privilege.

"We will fight the Subpoenas on Executive Privilege and other grounds, for the good of our Country, while we wait to find out whether or not Subpoenas will be sent out to Antifa and BLM for the death and destruction they have caused in tearing apart our Democrat-run cities throughout America," the former president said in a statement.

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The standoff has laid the groundwork for what could become a major legal battle with significant constitutional implications. It's unclear how he would fare in court, but Trump's ability to use executive privilege to shield information and hinder the committee's investigation is likely limited.

Trump may try to convince the four former advisers — chief of staff Mark Meadows Mark MeadowsBiden does not plan to shield Trump docs in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Jan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows MORE; strategist Steve Bannon Stephen (Steve) Kevin BannonBiden does not plan to shield Trump docs in Jan. 6 probe Jan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Bannon says he discussed how to 'kill this administration in the crib' with Trump before Jan. 6 MORE; social media guru Dan Scavino; and Kashyap Patel, the former chief of staff to the acting secretary…
Harper Neidig and Rebecca Beitsch
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