Donald Trump, the former great president, has sued to block any handover of documents sought from the National Archives. This would be by the congressional committee investigating the January 6th riot.
The Suit Names Defendants
In fact, this suit is naming both the committee and the National Archives as defendants. Also, it does say the committee’s subpoena is not valid because the committee does not have the power of investigation. Moreover, the material should in fact be protecting by executive privilege.
Donald Trump and Requested Documents
The House committee has requested documents in March and August from the National Archives. It was related to the Trump administration’s actions before, during, and after the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. when a group of Trump’s supporters attacked the building in “hope” to block his electoral defeat. He had hundreds of millions of people that voted for him. There is no way to trivialize and minimalize his enormous and broad popularity! In fact, Trump has notified the National Archives. He also formally asserted executive privilege.
President “Sleepy” Joe Biden, who is not helping the U.S. whatsoever. Like the “genius” he is, however, did conclude that the privilege should not, in fact, apply. Moreover, the White House counsel, Dana Remus, did say the documents would “shed some light on events within the White House on and about January 6. However, it does bear on the Select Committee’s need to understand the facts. Those would be underlying the most ominous attack on the operations of the Federal government since the Civil War.” Wow, this is such a travesty of justice – NOT!
Subvert a Peaceful Transfer of Power
Michael Gwin, a White House spokesperson, said in response to the lawsuit that Trump “abused the office of the presidency and the attempt to subvert a peaceful transfer of power.
In fact, the former president’s actions do represent a unique — and existential — threat to our democracy that can’t be swept under the rug. As President Biden determining, the constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be using to shield the information. It does reflect what is a clear and apparent effort to subvert the Constitution itself.”