Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Last Attempt At Blocking Records From Jan. 6 Committee
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied hearing former President Donald Trump‘s final efforts to block the House committee investigating last year’s Jan. 6 Capitol attack from obtaining more of his administration’s records.
Last month, the high court ruled in an 8-1 decision to release over 700 Trump administration records from the National Archives to the committee, upholding a lower federal appeals court’s opinion that executive privilege would not have applied to the former President even if he were in office.
In last month’s ruling, Trump sought to block the committee from receiving specific documents, which is why he was still able to challenge the release of other records from his time in the White House. Tuesday’s order did not indicate why the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s request.
The committee has already received the documents and is also focusing on interviewing those close to Trump to try to understand Trump’s thoughts and actions leading up to, during and after the Capitol riot.
Trump’s daughter who served as one of his closest advisers, Ivanka Trump, is in communication with the committee to voluntarily appear before the committee.
“The Select Committee wishes to discuss the part of the conversation you observed between President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on the morning of January 6th. Similarly, the Select Committee would like to discuss any other conversations you may have witnessed or participated in regarding the president’s plan to obstruct or impede the counting of electoral votes,” the committee wrote in the letter to Ivanka Trump last month.