Trump’s lawsuit is an attempt to block the work of the House committee as it seeks to investigate his actions before and during the siege of the Capitol. The court action also marks his latest attempt in a long and thorny several years of requests to fight the Democratic-controlled US House.
The Biden administration has refused to claim executive privilege on the first tranche of Trump-era records, and Trump is currently opposing the release of about 40 documents.
Trump’s team also called President Joe Biden’s refusal to protect the documents “a political ploy to accommodate his partisan allies.”
It also claims that the Presidential Records Act is unconstitutional if it is read “so broadly as to allow an incumbent president the free discretion to relinquish the executive privilege of a previous president, only a few months after an administration change.” after.”
The National Archives is set to hand over the requested documents to Congress early next month.
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