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Trump Appeals to Supreme Court to Block House Committee on January 6th Access to White House Archives on Capitol Riot

Former President Donald Trump is fighting the House committee investigating the Capitol riots to the US Supreme Court. His attorneys have filed petition is 195 pages long on Thursday asked the nation’s highest court to block the committee from accessing about 800 pages of White House records from Trump’s tenure.

In the first day of this month, an appeals court unanimously ruled that legislators could access the archives, citing Trump’s argument that former presidents retain “executive privilege.” The three-judge panel ruled that President Joe Biden’s decision to ask the National Archives to turn over previous administration records superseded President Trump’s previous efforts to keep secrets.

But in Thursday’s filing, Trump’s attorney Jesse Binnall wrote: “President Trump is more than just an ordinary citizen. He is one of only five living Americans who, as former Presidents, have been given special authority to make decisions regarding the release of records and communications created during their tenure. their. ”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-appeals-to-supreme-court-to-block-jan-6-house-committee-accessing-white-house-archives-on-capitol-riot?source=articles&via=rss Trump Appeals to Supreme Court to Block House Committee on January 6th Access to White House Archives on Capitol Riot

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