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Trump loses lawsuit over Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe records


Donald Trump, former President of the United States, prepares for his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC. It was held at Hilton Anatole in Dallas on July 11, 2021.

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An attempt by former President Donald Trump, to stop a House select committee of bipartisans from getting White House records for its investigation into the Capitol invasion was rejected Tuesday by a federal judge.

After Trump’s legal emergency request to block the National Archives sending documents to congressional inquiry into the Jan. 6, attack, the judge denied the request.

Trump in mid-October had sued To block the selection committee request for the archivist of the United StatesTo hand over large amounts of White House records that were previously held by the previous administration.

Jesse Binnall (Trump’s attorney) argued before a federal court in Washington, that many of his documents are protected by executive privilege.

Binnall’s fiery civil suit accused select committee members, in a bitter complaint, of trying to harass the president by launching a “vexatious and illegal fishing expedition.” It also attacked President Joe BidenWe reject Trump’s claim that certain documents were protected by privilege.

Binnall submitted an urgent request to Judge Tanya Chutkan on Monday night for an injunction to prevent the National Archives from disclosing the disputed documents. Trump’s lawyer stated that David Ferriero (archivist) is scheduled to hand the documents over to the committee on Friday.

Binnall informed Chutkan that Trump would “promptly” file an appeal if she does not block the request of the committee. Binnall suggested that Chutkan issue an emergency order in that instance pending the appeal, to allow time for the appellate court to review it.

Chutkan was reminded by the Lawyer that it was Veterans Day on Thursday. Trump threatened to “interpret her Court’s silence to be a refusal” and appeal to D.C. Circuit.

Binnall stated in his emergency injunction request that “if injunctive relief are refused, the National Archives and Records Administration (NAROA) will produce records prior to judicial review has been complete and President Trump has had an opportunity to be fully and fairly listened”

Chutkan dismissed the procedural request shortly after midnight on Tuesday. She called it premature in the absence of any court order, final judgment or other legal documentation.

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