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Also, in an article That — both on Monday — I reported on investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald’s latest Substack column in which he lays out the “real” purpose of the Jan. 6 Committee show trial.
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Former President Donald Trump has now filed a lawsuit to block the release of White House documents from his administration to Nancy Pelosi’s select congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. CNN reported that Trump is still entitled to executive privilege.
BREAKING NEWS: A former President Trump files a lawsuit in double barrel seeking to stop any transfer of documents that the National Archives has requested from Congress. https://t.co/1ApWoZwHog
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 18, 2021
Trump had previously requested that the Biden administration assert executive privilege over the documents. This was a possibility that could happen between zero to minus-ten.
As even CNN noted, similar requests from past presidents are traditionally honored by their successors, but Biden being Biden, he denied Trump’s request, citing “special circumstances.” (Perhaps when Biden becomes a former president he’ll regret He refused of Trump’s request. It’s all a thought.
Trump’s lawsuit also asserts that the Presidential Records Act is unconstitutional if it is “read so broadly as to allow an incumbent President unfettered discretion to waive the previous President’s executive privilege, mere months following an administration change.”
And, as transcribed by CNN, the lawsuit claims Biden’s refusal to protect some of the documents was “a political ploy to accommodate his partisan allies.”
Trump’s spokesperson Taylor Budowich amplified his argument in a statement.
“The January 6th Committee is a partisan sham to distract Americans from the Democrats’ policies that are killing and robbing Americans. The media is complicit in advancing the Committee’s unconstitutionally flawed request.
“The Committee isn’t seeking the truth. It’s seeking Communist-style political persecution of President Trump and the America First patriots who served their country honorably.”
White House spokesperson Mike Gwin disagrees, CNN also noted in a statement.
“The former president’s actions represented a unique — and existential — threat [Democrats do love that term, don’t they?] to our democracy that can’t be swept under the rug.
“As President Biden determined, the constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be used to shield information that reflects a clear and apparent effort to subvert the Constitution itself.”
Paul Rosenzweig, a professorial lecturer in law at The George Washington University Law School, shared Gwin’s views, as CNN reported:
“Trump has demonstrated an ability to pressure the delay point. He’s always been good at using litigation as a weapon, and this is another one of those.”
What does this mean? Trump only has four weeks left to get the court to refuse to release the documents. It appears that this is a tough task. CNN
The National Archives told Trump that it would turn over records to Congress that he wants to keep secret on November 12 — unless a court steps in, according to the former President’s lawsuit fighting the release of those documents.
According to the Archives, it had spoken with both the Justice Department (White House) and decided that the requested documents should be provided to the committee. […]According to David Ferriero’s last week letter.
A copy of that letter is included as an exhibit in Trump’s lawsuit on Monday.
Joe Biden is still hapless and continues to stumble through self-created crises after crises. HeProbably a bit embarrassed right now. Probably not.