As former President Donald Trump sought to keep his White House records private from investigators, the Committee on January 6 asked the Supreme Court not to even review Trump’s case, calling it a war. Aggressive deferral compromises the panel’s ability to reach the bottom. about his administration’s role in the 2021 uprising.
“The Selection Committee urgently needs documents…with every passing day [its] investigation, forcing it to continue without the benefit of documents to which it is entitled,” the commission said in a filing Thursday before the nation’s highest court.
The clock is ticking. As the committee noted in Court filings are 44 pages long, the bipartisan committee was only allowed to continue working for another 12 months.
In August, the congressional committee asked the National Archives to turn over the files to Trump’s White House. But when President Joe Biden approved the transfer of the documents, Trump sued, makes the outlandish claim that a former president holds a pile of leftover executive privileges. Trump has lost when a federal judge noted that he did not have the power of a king. Trump loses again when an appeals panel said his argument was “unfounded.” But last week, Trump asked the Supreme Court to review your case.
The House committee is trying to stop that, asking the Supreme Court to refuse to consider it — or at least speed it up as much as possible by considering the case at its next session in February.
“Such involvement unnecessarily disrupts the delicate balance between
branches, delaying the peer branch’s urgent investigation into an unprecedented attack on Congress itself and asking this Court to make factual decisions without consideration and that absolutely true in any case,” the commission’s attorneys wrote in their filing.
The entire battle raged around Trump’s refusal to allow a congressional committee access to some White House records. Investigators want to review memos, calendar entries, photos and videos that will shed light on Trump’s January 6 speech near the presidential residence in which he addressed a crowd marching on the building. Capitol — and pressured Vice President Mike Pence to stop certifying Biden’s Legitimate Election Victory in 2020.
The investigators also plan to look into private communications between Trump and his advisers “in connection with the transfer of power and the obligation to abide by the rule of law,” as well as suspicious personnel changes. , which at the last minute seems to show Trump preparing for a coup.
While law scholars overwhelmingly say Trump has no case, politics may play some role. One-third of the nine courts of justice are appointed by Trump himself.
The committee did not shy away from noting the seriousness of the investigation in Supreme Court filings, calling the act of mob violence “the most significant attack on the Capitol since World War II.” 1812.”
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