Trump Asks Supreme Court to Block Release of His White House Documents

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Former President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block the release of some of his White House documents to Congress.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—Former President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the release of White House records sought by the House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.


Trump‘s request came two weeks after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the former president had no basis to challenge Democratic President Joe Biden’s decision to allow the documents to be handed over. That decision will remain on hold until the Supreme Court acts.

Biden had previously determined that the records, which belong to the executive branch, should not be subject to executive privilege, which protects the confidentially of some internal White House communications, and that turning them over to Congress was in the best interest of the nation.

Trump‘s lawyers say in their court filing that the House Select Committee’s request is “exceedingly broad” and an “unprecedented encroachment on executive privilege.”

It is unclear how the Supreme Court will rule, but lower court rulings indicate Trump is likely to lose this battle.

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24 days ago

Great content! Keep up the good work!

Deplorable Lanie
Deplorable Lanie
23 days ago

Any person who has been President or might want to be President should be appalled at the lower courts decision

Gary Von Neida
Gary Von Neida
23 days ago

The Supreme Court needs to step in and expose the fraud and corruption in the 2020 election stolen by the communist Chinese Party

Alan Patrick
Alan Patrick
23 days ago

Well as I see it if Trump loses this fight, it opens up a MAJOR can of worms as soon as Republicans have the Majority again and go after Obama’s records and Biden’s as well. Be careful what you wish for Democrats, you may not Always be in charge

22 days ago
Reply to  Alan Patrick

Indeed, Alan, The pendulum swings both ways…if the Republicans can abandon their silly fetish of ‘parliamentary procedure’ and ‘good manners’ long enough to turnabout and go for the swine’s jugular vein. This is the real question.

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