President Donald Trump addressed a rally outside the White House on January 6, 2021, before his supporters attacked Capitol Hill (AFP / MANDEL NGAN).
Former US President Donald Trump on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to prevent the transfer of documents to a parliamentary committee appointed to shed light on his role in the January 6 attack on the Capitol by his supporters.
Millionaire Republican lawyers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision made in early December by a federal appeals court that rejected an attempt to keep White House records secret.
The Court of Appeal on December 9 transferred hundreds of pages of documents to a parliamentary committee investigating the attack on the US Congress, which shocked the United States and the world. However, she had fourteen days left to appeal to the Supreme Court, so the former president did it in extremism.
Thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021, the day of the attack on the building (AFP / ALEX EDELMAN).
Donald Trump, centered in his camp, has not ruled out running in the 2024 presidential election and wants to keep these archives secret. A parliamentary commission in the hands of Democrats.
This “special panel” of the House of Representatives asked the Supreme Court to consider Donald Trump’s request expeditiously, arguing that the delay would “cause serious damage” to the panel, according to the American press. General
The commission was set up to assess the role played by Donald Trump and his entourage in the attack on the Congress seat by thousands of his supporters, preventing elected officials from certifying the victory of Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election. .
The former president, who denies any responsibility for the attack, condemns “a political game” and refuses to cooperate. He took legal action in the name of the exclusivity of executive power to keep his communications secret, even after summonses issued by Congress and “after the completion of his decree”.
– Anniversary Press Conference –
Donald Trump announced this week that he would hold a press conference from his castle in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, on January 6, to mark the anniversary of the repeated – unqualified – attack that the November 2020 election was stolen from him.
Taking advantage of the situation, the former president accused the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry of being too partisan. Instead, it should investigate the “fraudulent presidential election of 2020.”
During the trial in Washington (AFP / Olivier DOULIERY) on October 19, 2021, the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the Capitol attack on January 6, 2021
The parliamentary committee is running out of time because Republicans want to regain control of the House and release its findings before the midterm elections, which could bury its work.
But Donald Trump has warned those around him not to cooperate, and legal battles over whether or not to testify will slow down the process.
The shadow of the former president continues to hang over the American political landscape.
In an interview aired Wednesday night on ABC, 79-year-old President Biden said that Donald Trump’s run in three years would motivate him to run for a second term.
“If Donald Trump is the candidate, why shouldn’t I run against him? It will increase my chances of running,” he said.
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