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Court rules Trump cannot block release of documents to Capitol attack panel

Posted on AllSides December 10th, 2021
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Donald Trump, federal court, executive privilege, January 6
Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump, the former US president, suffered a major defeat on Thursday when a federal appeals court ruled against his effort to block the release of documents related to the 6 January attack on the US Capitol.

Trump is expected to appeal to the supreme court.

A select committee in the House of Representatives is investigating the events on and surrounding 6 January, when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol in a bid to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s election win. Amid scenes of violence that shocked America and...

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