The panel of representatives investigating the attack on the US capital on January 6 has asked the Supreme Court to reject the former. President TrumpDonald TrumpKeith Olbermann criticized for tweet directed at Romney family Prince Andrews legal team says prosecutor ‘lives in Australia’ cannot sue in US court. Is China’s power at the top? And other important national security issues for 2022 MORE‘s efforts to block the release of his administration records.
Lawyers for the House of Representatives House committee on Thursday in a lawsuit pushed back against Trump’s claim of executive privilege over a series of records that congressional investigators say are necessary for their investigation into the deadly riot.
“The work of the select committee is of the utmost importance and urgency: the investigation of one of the darkest episodes in the history of our nation, a deadly attack on the United States capital and Congress, and an unprecedented disruption of the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. next, ”they wrote.
“The inquiry is indispensable to the ability of the Committee of the Committees to propose remedial measures to ensure the peaceful transfer of power and to prevent future attacks on our democratic institutions.”
Trump appealed to the Supreme Court last week after lower federal courts in Washington, DC, rejected his request to stop the National Archives from sending the records to congressional investigators.
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Trump has asked the judges to protect the controversial records from disclosure, while considering his formal appeal from a Dec. 9 ruling against him by a panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
The former president maintains that the House panel’s investigation lacks a legitimate legislative purpose. In a brief Wednesday, his lawyers argued that the committee is pursuing Trump’s records to build a case for a criminal referral to the Justice Department – calling it an “inquisitorial court” whose “purpose is outside any of the legislative powers of Congress.”