So as far as a “legitimate” request is concerned, it’s illegitimate to request an independent investigation based on the words of former members.
By the way, who added that word "legitimate" to Jesus' words? He sure didn't say it. Are you now taking Watchtower words as gospel over what Jesus said?
In fact Jesus didn't specify what types of requests Christians should be willing to comply with, but the context speaks about turning the other cheek when being hit.
Is hitting someone illegitimate? Jesus wanted his followers to comply anyway.
Does the Bible specify anywhere what types of demands of requests from governments can be ignored?
Is 'illegitimate' part of the exemptions the Bible makes?
I'm not sure though if you really care about what the Bible says. After all you're on here all the time, associating and debating with apostates. Something table something demons?