Jan. 6 committee asks Supreme Court to deny Trump request to shield records

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The congressional committee probing the Jan. 6 riot asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reject former President Donald Trump’s request to shield his White House records from investigators.

“Although the facts are unprecedented, this case is not a difficult one. [Trump] attempts to overturn the current President’s reasonable determination that the Select Committee is entitled to three tranches of Presidential records responsive to its request,” the House committee said in a 44-page court filing.

“To the extent any novel questions linger in the background, this case would be a poor vehicle to address them. This Court’s review is unwarranted, and [Trump’s] petition … should be denied,” the panel added.

Trump asked the Supreme Court last week to block the National Archives from turning over any of his White House records to the Jan. 6 committee after lower courts sided with…

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