Supreme Court won't block release of Trump documents to Jan 6 committee

The panel is seeking a trove of documents, including records of communication between the White House and the Justice Department leading up to the attack on the Capitol.

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BREAKING: 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.

The panel is seeking a trove of documents, including records of communication between the White House and the Justice Department leading up to the attack on the Capitol.

that assertion. Instead, he directed the National Archives to hand over the material.But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that although Trump retained some limited authority toclaim executive privilege, it wasn't strong enough to overcome Biden's decision that Congress has a legitimate need for the material. The court cited a 1977 Supreme Court decision in a dispute between former President Richard Nixon and the National Archives, which said the incumbent president is in the best position to decide whether the privilege should be asserted.

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Why does Trump thinks he is above the law and everyone must do things to please him?! There is no hiding it now Donny Trump. Truth will set us all free. Another loss for the defeated former president. Only Clarence Thomas dissented! Now why could that be? Every passing day is another painful reminder of the massive injustice of replacing Justice Thurgood Marshall with sexual harasser, Clarence Thomas...the only judge on the Supreme Court who ruled in favor of trump concealing white house logs and docs on the Jan 6th insurrection.

I don't know about you but I think I will puke if I see one more flag with Trump's face or name on it. Our American Flag is just fine. By Jan next year. Committee will be disbanded by the Republican held Congress. 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!!

Getting close to the truth!!!!

Supreme Court Rejects Trump Request To Keep Records From Jan. 6 CommitteeIn an 8-1 decision, the court ruled that Trump cannot stop the release of White House records to lawmakers investigating the attack on the Capitol. Who is the 1 vote? Kavanaugh or Coney-Barrett? LOL and you all got PLAYED...LOL.... TRUMP IS SMILING....LOL We can’t get a damn thing done to this sorry bastard while the UK is trying to force their PM out for having a covid Christmas party ? We have to toughen up !

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 👍🙄😷🇺🇸

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declined to back up that assertion. Instead, he directed the National Archives to hand over the material. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that although Trump retained some limited authority to claim executive privilege , it wasn't strong enough to overcome Biden's decision that Congress has a legitimate need for the material. The court cited a 1977 Supreme Court decision in a dispute between former President Richard Nixon and the National Archives, which said the incumbent president is in the best position to decide whether the privilege should be asserted. 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. Urging the Supreme Court not to take up the Trump appeal, the committee said it has a proper purpose because its work will"lead to specific legislative recommendations designed to prevent any future attacks on the democratic institutions of the Republic." The panel also discounted Trump's claim that forcing the National Archives to hand over Oval Office documents could discourage future presidential aides from providing candid advice. That concern is misguided, the committee said, because the conduct under investigation goes far beyond the typical deliberations concerning a president's official duties. Leaving the lower court rulings intact would not encourage future presidents to facilitate congressional attempts to get White House documents involving their predecessors for partisan political reasons, the committee said. "The fact that every president will someday be a former president provides an incentive to ensure that the privilege is not eroded or abused," it said. The committee urged the Supreme Court to act quickly, saying it needed the documents to help guide its investigation. Pete Williams Pete Williams is an NBC News correspondent who covers the Justice Department and the Supreme Court, based in Washington.