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Court Rejects Trump's Request to Keep Documents from Jan 6 House Committee

The ruling will be paused for two weeks to permit Supreme Court intervention

A federal appeals court ruled against former President Donald Trump on Thursday, thwarting his efforts to withhold White House records from being released to the House select committee investigating Jan. 6.

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals, however, temporarily halted its ruling for two weeks to allow Trump to seek a Supreme Court intervention.

“The events of January 6th exposed the fragility of those democratic institutions and traditions that we had perhaps come to take for granted,” Judge Patricia Millett of the DC Circuit Court said in her opinion on the ruling. “In response, the President of the United States and Congress have each made the judgment that access to this subset of presidential communication records is necessary to address a matter of great constitutional moment for the Republic. Former President Trump has given this court no legal reason to cast aside President Biden’s assessment of the Executive Branch interests at stake, or to create a separation of powers conflict that the Political Branches have avoided.” 

“Regardless of today’s decision by the appeals court, this case was always destined for the Supreme Court,” said Trump spokeswoman Liz Harrington. “President Trump’s duty to defend the Constitution and the Office of the Presidency continues, and he will keep fighting for every American and every future Administration.”

House Select Committee Chair Bennie Thompson and Vice Chair Liz Cheney issued a statement Thursday applauding “the Court’s decisive ruling, which respects the Select Committee’s interest in obtaining White House records and the President’s judgment in allowing those records to be produced. Our work moves ahead swiftly. We will get to the truth.”

“No one can be allowed to stand in the way of the truth — particularly not the previous President, who incited the insurrection,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in her response Thursday.

President Joe Biden made the decision not to uphold executive privilege over the documents in question. Biden previously stated that he determined that the “unique and extraordinary” circumstances around Jan. 6 warranted the transparency, administration officials said.

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2 responses to “Court Rejects Trump’s Request to Keep Documents from Jan 6 House Committee”

  1. Tender_Poison says:

    Could it be that President Trump is using reverse phycology on the left? The only way he can get the records to go public, is to pretend he doesn’t want them to go public. We will see…… stay tuned.

  2. CivilLib says:

    The Donald was a subreddit on Reddit. It hit the main page consistently. Reddit banned it from the front page. The subreddit was crazy active, Reddit hid it so you had to look for it. It still was thriving, Reddit required you to register to access it. It was still prminent, so they locked it. After a while they claimed the locked community violated the rules in posting (which they couldn’t do when locked) and bammed it. The community had already migrated to thedonald.win to get around the restrictions and still party and post. The website was in top 5 alexa site rankings. The servers then killed the website, so they found better hosting to keep the party alive. Then January 6th happened and congress came after the site owners forcing them to shut it down after beating all censorship roadblocks. Even though we all know Facebook was where the ones used to plan the illegal things.

    These people are fighting for dear life to cut off Trump. But at this point, with all the censorship, all the political prisoners from Jan 6th, I personally want revenge on those people. Trump is too weak and I think if someone more scorched earth pops out he’ll win the primary. That is what they are not seeing by pressing this so hard.