Appeals Panel Tosses Trump Bid To Shield Documents; Supreme Court Next
Reprinted with permission from AlterNet
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has just declined Donald Trump’s request to shield documents from his time in the White House from the bipartisan House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.
MSNBC’s Pete Williams reports the court said the former president had provide “no basis” for his request, and added that the court specifically stated the current President, Joe Biden, had dutifully considered Trump’s request and was warranted to decline it.
\u201cIt says that the former President has failed to establish a likelihood of success given the fact that President Biden carefully reasoned and determined that the claim of executive privilege was not in the interest of the United States\u201dpic.twitter.com/PxpVvASdyC— Acyn (@Acyn) 1639086183
The D.C Appeals Court has placed a two-week stay on its ruling to give Trump time to elevate the case to the Supreme Court.
"On the record before us, former President Trump has provided no basis for this court to override President Biden\u2019s judgment and the agreement and accommodations worked out between the Political Branches over these documents."\n\n3-0 opinion, by Millett: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21151604/12-9-21-dc-circuit-opinion-trump-v-thompson.pdf\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/7S995jwVPp— Zoe Tillman (@Zoe Tillman) 1639085483
ALERT: Win for US House Jan 6 Select Committee\n\nFederal appeals court rules against Trump in his efforts to withhold records from the committee\n\n"We do not come to this decision lightly"\n\nNext level legal challenge by Trump is almost certain\n\nOpinion: https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/913002F9EFB94590852587A60075CC4F/$file/21-5254-1926128.pdf\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/nTyh0IZNC4— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1639085894
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