'Denied': Supreme Court smacks down Trump’s attempt to block Jan. 6 committee
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected Donald Trump’s request to block the National Archives from releasing to the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack White House records from the former President’s administration. The Committee, which has already received some records, will be able to continue its investigation – except for those records Trump reportedly for years tore up and/or flushed down White House toilets.
SCOTUS tells Trump no, as expected. National Archives can complete the handover to Jan 6 Cmte (buried in today\u2019s 29 page order list)pic.twitter.com/7x11l4i0ag— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1645541861
The Court once and for all rejected Trump’s claim invoking “executive privilege,” as Reuters reports, a claim he has no legal authority to invoke as he is not the current president.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly rejected Trump’s claim as well, not only authorizing the National Archives but urging them to act quickly to release Trump White House records.
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