The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has asked the Supreme Court to turn away former President Trump‘s effort to block the release of his administration’s records.
Lawyers for the House select committee in a court brief on Thursday pushed back against Trump’s claim of executive privilege over a trove of records that congressional investigators say are needed for their probe into the deadly riot.
“The Select Committee’s work is of the highest importance and urgency: investigating one of the darkest episodes in our nation’s history, a deadly assault on the United States Capitol and Congress, and an unprecedented disruption of the peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next,” they wrote.
“The investigation is indispensable to the Select Committee’s ability to propose remedial measures to ensure the peaceful transfer of power and prevent future attacks on our democratic institutions.”
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