BREAKING: Trump sues to stop National Archives from releasing records to Pelosi committee

Trump has just sued to stop the National Archives from releasing records to Pelosi’s Jan. 6th committee:

DC EXAMINER – Lawyers for former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday against the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot, asking a federal judge to stop the National Archives from handing over a raft of documents that President Joe Biden had greenlighted for release despite Trump’s claims of executive privilege.

The lawsuit, filed against the Democratic-led congressional committee and the National Archives itself, said Trump “files this action requesting that the Court invalidate the Committee’s requests and enjoin the Archivist from turning over the records in question.” It argues that “at a bare minimum, the Court should enjoin the Archivist from producing any potentially privileged records until President Trump is able to conduct a full privilege review of all of the requested materials.”

“As it relates to any materials being sought in situations like this, where fundamental privileges and constitutional issues are at stake and where a committee has declined to grant sufficient time to conduct a full review, there is a longstanding bipartisan tradition of protective assertions of executive privilege designed to ensure the ability to make a final assertion, if necessary, over some or all of the requested material,” Trump’s legal team contended. “The Biden Administration’s waiver of executive privilege is a myopic, political maneuver designed to maintain the support of its political rivals and is not based on any discernable legal principle.”

I would think that President Trump has the right or privilege to stop the release of his records despite what the pretender in the White House has to say. Hopefully a judge will see it this way and give Trump back the authority over his own records.



Trump is being represented by Jesse R. Binnall of Binall Law Group.

Below is the lawsuit in case you want to read it:

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