Supreme Court Denies Trump's Effort to Quash Subpoenas from the January 6 Committee

Headline Roundup January 20th, 2022

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court denied former President Donald Trump's bid to avoid subpoenas from the House's select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Trump had cited executive privilege, but the Supreme Court agreed with the D.C. Court of Appeals conclusion that the former president's claims would have failed even if he were still in office. Justice Clarence Thomas was the only member to dissent from the decision against Trump, who sued the Jan. 6 committee in October in an attempt to block the subpoena. The committee had requested thousands of call and visitor logs to evaluate Trump's potential role in the riot.

From the Right
Supreme Court, Donald Trump, January 6 Committee

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to quash subpoenas for White House records relating to the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

Trump attempted to invoke executive privilege to stop the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack from accessing a trove of documents relating to Trump’s activities on Jan. 6 and those of his top confidants. The Court’s brief decision was unsigned and Justice Clarence Thomas was the only member to note his dissent.

Wednesday’s decision signals a new phase for the committee’s...

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From the Center

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected former President Donald Trump's request to block the release of White House records sought by the Democratic-led congressional panel investigating last year's deadly attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.

The decision means the documents, held by a federal agency that stores government and historical records, can be disclosed even as litigation over the matter continues in lower courts.

Trump's request to the justices came after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Dec. 9 ruled that the businessman-turned-politician had no basis...

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From the Left

The Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the release of presidential records from the Trump White House to a congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol.

The court's order means that more than 700 documents will be transferred to Congress that could shed light on the events leading up to the insurrection when hundreds of rioters converged on the Capitol attempting to stop certification of the 2020 presidential election results.

Only Justice Clarence Thomas said publicly that he would have granted former President Donald Trump's request...

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