Trump collides with the Supreme Court in his request to hide data from the assault on the Capitol

Trump collides with the Supreme Court in his request to hide data from the assault on the Capitol

The judicial decision opens the possibility for  the US National Archives, which have custody of these documents, to hand them over to the House of Representatives committee investigating the event , a Democratic majority, whose mission is to investigate why the assault occurred, who was responsible and what can be done to prevent another similar event, and why he has already cited former members of the Donald Trump administration, including the controversial ideologue and his former adviser Steve Bannon , who refused to testify and has been charged with criminal contempt.

The exact content of those documents is unknown , but they are allegedly emails, speech drafts and visitation logs that could reveal exactly what happened in the White House during the Capitol storming and in the days surrounding it.

In its four-page ruling, the Supreme Court supports the decisions that all the lower judicial instances had taken , which rejected the former president’s request. However, the judges did not assess whether Trump enjoys special rights recognized in the “executive privilege” doctrine, which means that certain information cannot be disclosed without his permission, a “privilege” that Trump had claimed.

Trump had invoked that “executive privilege” to prevent the documents from coming to light, but all the judges who considered his case concluded that he did not enjoy that right because he is no longer in the White House. The Supreme Court is made up of nine judges, of whom six are considered conservative and three progressive. In addition, Trump appointed three of the conservatives but all the justices appointed by him voted against him.

On January 6 of last year, some 10,000 people – most of them Trump supporters – marched to the Capitol and some 800 stormed inside the building to prevent Biden’s victory over Trump from being ratified in the November 2020 elections.

Five people they died and about 140 police officers were attacked.

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