A United States court on Thursday accepted former President Donald Trump’s claim to temporarily stop the release of White House documents that could implicate him in the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol.
Papers were requested by the House of Representatives committee investigating the assault on the seat of Congress that left five dead, and a district judge ordered their release on Tuesday.
For its part, the Court of Appeals for the circuit of the federal capital issued this Thursday an administrative order giving judges more time to examine Trump’s petition and scheduled the presentation of the oral arguments of the appeal for November 30.
The three-judge panel specified that the measure “should not be construed in any way as a decision on the merits ”of the case.
January 6th, Hundreds of violent Trump supporters invaded Congress and delayed a joint session to confirm that Joe Biden had won the November 2020 election and would become president.
Biden already approved the release of the records, which are in the National Archives. The House panel was due to receive its first batch of documents on Friday.
The Chamber has requested more than 770 pages of documents, including records of Trump’s top advisers and memoranda to his press secretary. Among the records are documents from Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows, his former adviser Stephen Miller and his former deputy attorney Patrick Philbin.
Trump too hoped to block the publication of the White House Journal, a record of your activities, trips, briefings, and phone calls.
Another package that Trump Doesn’t Want Congress To See Include Memoranda For His Former Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, a handwritten note on the events of January 6, and a draft of the text of his speech at the “Save America” rally delivered just before the attack.
In that speech the republican urged his followers to “fight like hell” in defense of his false claim that the elections were stolen from him.
Earlier this week, House committee issued subpoenas to top Trump aides who allegedly conspired to reverse their defeat in a “war room” in a luxury hotel in Washington, as well as some of their most important lieutenants, including McEnany and Miller.
(With information from AFP)
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