House panel asks Supreme Court to respond to Donald Trump request

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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has asked the Supreme Court to respond to former President Donald Trump’s request that the justices block the National Archives from releasing his White House records by mid-January, according to a report.

The panel filed an expedited request late Thursday, hours after Trump’s lawyers appealed to the high court to overturn lower court rulings and shield about 700 pages of documents the committee is seeking, CNN reported.

In its request, the panel urged the court to consider taking up the case during its Jan. 14 conference, saying any delay will “inflict a serious injury on the Select Committee and the public.”

“The Select Committee needs the requested documents now to help shape the direction of the investigation and allow the Select Committee to timely recommend remedial…

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