Judge Rejects Trump’s Bid to Shield Records From Congressional Probe of US Capitol BreachEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A federal judge late Tuesday rejected an attempt by former President Donald Trump to shield records from his time in office from a congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. Trump’s lawyers argued that a request for documents sent to the U.S. archivist was “illegal, unfounded, and overbroad” and lacked a legitimate legislative purpose. They asked the court to declare the request invalid and block it. Lawyers for Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the panel, and other members on the committee asserted the request for documents was within its jurisdiction and had a clear legislative purpose: “to understand the facts and causes surrounding the January 6 attack to develop legislation and other measures that will protect our nation from a similar assault in the future.” U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, an Obama nominee, sided with the defendants. The main reason is that President Joe …Read More

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