January 6

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s appeal to block White House records from Capitol riot committee

This Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected former President Donald Trump’s appeal to block the release of White House records during his time as president requested by the committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

From Reuters:

The court’s decision to formally reject Trump’s appeal follows its Jan. 19 order that led to the documents being handed over to the House of Representatives investigative committee by the federal agency that stores government and historical records.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Dec. 9 upheld a lower court ruling that Trump had no basis to challenge President Joe Biden’s decision to allow the records to be handed over to the House of Representatives select committee. Trump then appealed to the Supreme Court

Trump and his allies have waged an ongoing legal battle with the House select committee seeking to block access to documents and witnesses. Trump has sought to invoke a legal principle known as executive privilege, which protects the confidentially of some internal White House communications, a stance rejected by lower courts.

Read the full report over at Reuters.

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