A U.S. federal judge ruled against the former president on Tuesday night Donald Trump In its Trying to hide some files Above The attack on the Capitol on January 6 And ordered it to be delivered to Congress.
District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the District of Columbia Court concluded that the Congressional Committee investigating the attack You have the right to receive these documents, As the White House insisted.
Trump invoked a hypothesis “Executive Privileges” In his judicial dispute with the Commission of Inquiry, he claimed that these documents were basically details of what happened to the White House at the time of the attack.
Chutkan argued that “(Trump’s) position that he can override the clear will of the executive branch seems to be based on his notion that executive power is perpetual.”
“but The president is not the king The plaintiff is not the president,” he added.
Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich hinted on Twitter that the former president’s legal team would appeal Chutkan’s decision to a higher court, so the Supreme Court that ultimately ruled the case is likely to be the highest. Court.
Trump’s legal team Will try to get the judge to temporarily stop delivering documents The current President Joe Biden has authorized the National Archives Committee to submit it to the committee on November 12.
The committee is promoted by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Commons, Nancy Pelosi, and is composed of a majority of Democratic congressmen and the only two Republicans-Liz Cheney and Adam Kinsinger (Adam Kinzinger) composition. Discord with Trump.
In addition to requesting documents, The committee has subpoenaed multiple Trump aides to testify, Including his former chief of staff Mark Meadows or his former adviser and far-right leader Steve Bannon.
In fact, the committee called another 10 people to testify on Tuesday, including former Trump immigration adviser Stephen Miller and former White House spokesperson Kelly McKenny.