December 10, 2021

Court Rejects Trump’s Efforts to Shield Records from Jan. 6 Panel

A federal appeals court denied former President Donald Trump’s effort to block the National Archives from providing his White House’s records to the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot.

In a 68-page ruling, the three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously dismissed Trump’s executive privilege claims, which his lawyers argued would prevent the Biden administration from sharing the documents.

“On the record before us, former President Trump has provided no basis for this court to override President Biden’s judgment and the agreement and accommodations worked out between the Political Branches over these documents,” Judge Patricia Millett wrote.

“Both Branches agree that there is a unique legislative need for these documents and that they are directly relevant to the Committee’s inquiry into an attack on the Legislative Branch and its constitutional role in the peaceful transfer of power.”

All three judges were nominated by Democrats. Former President Barack Obama nominated Millett and Judge Robert Wilkins, and President Joe Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.


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7 comments on Court Rejects Trump’s Efforts to Shield Records from Jan. 6 Panel

  1. Nick1 says:

    This mean any future President can negate Exec. privildge for a prior President…per 3 Obama Judges.

    1. Chuck50 says:

      No it means no man, even with Exec. privilege should think they are above the Law.

  2. Kent Sinclair says:

    Biden may come regret that when Trump retakes the White House in 2024. Biden has alot more to hide.

  3. Ollie says:

    PAID JUDGES , NOT A HEALTHY JUSTICE SYSTEM , DEMOCRATS ARE ASKING FOR RIOTS IN THE STREETS , “ SORRY “ there are already Riots in the Democrat Run cities ( BLM , ANTIFA ) one would not know who is rioting against who

  4. Nick says:

    I trust he can appeal that is a party of judges appointed by persons anti trump and should have been challenged from the start. He must appeal and get justice!

  5. Nothing but the Truth, so help me GOD says:

    If he did nothing wrong like he always says, then he shouldnt be worried about the records. LOCK HIM UP and his GRIFTER KIDS. He has ruined this country and he should go to prison.

  6. Ollyoop says:

    Take it all the way to the SCOTUS POTUS Trump. At least tie it up until common sense retuns to this once great country!

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