Supreme Court refuses to block House Jan. 6 panel from receiving Trump documents

1/20/2022 6:00:00 AM

Trump had sought to block the documents by arguing the records should remain confidential so presidents can receive candid advice from aides.

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Trump was fighting the release of the documents by arguing the records should remain confidential so that presidents receive candid advice from aides.

Trump had sought to block the documents by arguing the records should remain confidential so presidents can receive candid advice from aides.

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon surrenders to FBI on contempt chargesSteve Bannon turned himself in to the FBI on contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena.Associated Press, USA TODAYThis story has been updated to reflect that the court's brief order was unsigned. 

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court refused Wednesday to blockthe House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attackfrom getting former President Donald Trump's administration documents.The brief decision avoided a detailed analysis of Trump's argument that the documents should remain confidential, which could have redefined the contours of executive privilege for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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Supreme Court clears the way for House to get Trump White House documentsJUST IN: The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the release of presidential records from the Trump White House to a congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol But of course, if trump has nothing to hide, he'd be more than happy to turn over such records. Surely. Definitely. /s/ Very important This is getting good 👍🙄😷🇺🇸

Supreme Court won't block release of Trump documents to Jan 6 committeeBREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court rejects former President Trump’s effort to stop the National Archives from giving the Jan. 6 committee hundreds of pages of documents from his time in the White House. Getting close to the truth!!!! Trump actually believed he bought THEIR votes. ' Look, I can get you everything, yeah, all you have to do is hide this for me, do this then you get the cash!!' It didn't work!! By Jan next year. Committee will be disbanded by the Republican held Congress.

Supreme Court refuses to block House Jan. 6 panel from receiving Trump documentsTrump was fighting the release of the documents by arguing the records should remain confidential so that presidents receive candid advice from aides. lock him up Lock up Trump! As yourself, if I were in this situation, would I, under the Law of the land, must turn over documents. Then ask yourself, “why should Anyone be excluded?” TheLaw TheBigLie WhyNot SeeTheFcaes TheEntitled

Supreme Court paves way for Trump White House document review by Jan. 6 committeeThe Supreme Court has denied President Donald Trump 's request for a stay of a lower court mandate. TICK TOCK, MOTHERF**KER How long until Trump releases a downplayed version of what the committee and the public is about to learn?

Supreme Court: Trump Can't Doc Block the Jan. 6 CommitteeIn an 8-to-1 ruling the Supreme Court said former president Trump can’t claim executive privilege over documents sought by those investigating the insurrection Thomas dissented… as his wife bankrolled busses of insurrectionists to DC 🙄 Keep following that chain please! Shocker. Clarence dissent. Conflicted much with his cow wife funding the 1-6 effort.

Supreme Court spurns Trump bid to keep Capitol attack records secretThe U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected former President Donald Trump 's request to block the release of White House records sought by the Democratic-led congressional panel investigating last year's deadly attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. No one is above the law! 🥱 Bummer, but really 😂😂😂😂😂

Hide Caption Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon surrenders to FBI on contempt charges Steve Bannon turned himself in to the FBI on contempt charges for defying a congressional subpoena.(CNN)The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the release of presidential records from the Trump White House to a congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.declined to back up that assertion.for contempt and urged the Justice Department to charge him criminally.

Associated Press, USA TODAY This story has been updated to reflect that the court's brief order was unsigned.  WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court refused Wednesday to block the House committee investigating the Jan. The move effectively moots former President Donald Trump's pending appeal in the case that centered on keeping the documents secret. 6 Capitol attack from getting former President Donald Trump's administration documents.S. The brief decision avoided a detailed analysis of Trump's argument that the documents should remain confidential, which could have redefined the contours of executive privilege for the first time in nearly 50 years.. "The questions whether and in what circumstances a former President may obtain a court order preventing disclosure of privileged records from his tenure in office, in the face of a determination by the incumbent President to waive the privilege, are unprecedented and raise serious and substantial concerns," the high court wrote in an unsigned opinion. Though the focus was on Jan.

  "Because the Court of Appeals concluded that President Trump's claims would have failed even if he were the incumbent, his status as a former President necessarily made no difference to the court's decision," the court added. As long as the committee cites at least one legislative purpose for the documents, that is enough to justify the request, the appeals court said, even though individual members have suggested they may have partisan political motives in seeking it. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh agreed with the court but wrote separately to note the importance of the confidentiality of presidential communication, as outlined in a 1974 case involving former President Richard Nixon. Kavanaugh, who was appointed by Trump, said none of his arguments would have succeeded under the Nixon precedent. Associate Justice Clarence Thomas would have granted the application to keep the documents confidential while the high court reviewed the case. That concern is misguided, the committee said, because the conduct under investigation goes far beyond the typical deliberations concerning a president's official duties. Reps. 8.

Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. The committee urged the Supreme Court to act quickly, saying it needed the documents to help guide its investigation., the chair and vice chair of the committee, issued a joint statement praising the decision and saying they look forward to reviewing documents. “The Supreme Court’s decision tonight is a victory for the rule of law and American democracy,” the statement said. Biden's news conference recap: Trump fought the release of hundreds of pages of documents from the National Archives and Records Administration by arguing the records should remain confidential so presidents receive candid advice from aides. More: What did Trump do during Capitol riots? Jan.

The contested documents could suggest whom he talked with on Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol trying to stop the congressional certification of Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. A . The bulk of the second set of documents includes presidential calendars and handwritten notes about Jan.