Thanks to the Supreme Court rejecting his executive privilege claim, the 1/6 Committee is already getting documents that Trump tried to hide.
After the SCOTUS ruling, the Committee tweeted:
The Supreme Court’s action tonight is a victory for the rule of law & American democracy.
The Select Committee has already begun to receive records that the former President had hoped to keep hidden & we look forward to additional productions regarding this important information
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) January 20, 2022
Trump is trying to run Liz Cheney out of the Republican Party, and she is going to have access to over 700 pages of possibly incriminating documents that Trump tried to hide.
Donald Trump lost at the Supreme Court for the same reason that he lost the case in the lower courts. He could not provide any reason why the documents should be hidden from public view. It turns out that wanting to hide information from investigators because it is bad for you is not a valid legal argument.
The Committee probably had a lot of the information in those documents from witness testimony, but the docs represent physical proof of what Trump was doing and what was happening at the White House before, during, and after the Capitol attack.
The 1/6 investigation has taken a huge leap forward, and Trump’s idea of executive privilege for life was crushed by the Supreme Court.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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