January 24, 2022

Donald Trump asks the Supreme Court to block the transfer of documents to a commission of inquiry

These archives include, among other things, the lists of people who visited or called him on January 6.

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Former US President Donald Trump on Thursday, December 23 asked the Supreme Court to block the transfer of documents to a parliamentary committee tasked with shedding light on his role in the assault carried out on January 6 by his supporters against the Capitol. Lawyers for the Republican billionaire have asked the highest court in the United States to overturn a decision taken in early December by a federal appeals court, which paved the way for the transfer of hundreds of pages of documents to the parliamentary committee. However, she had left him fourteen days to appeal to the Supreme Court, which the former president therefore did in extremis.

Donald Trump remains a central figure in his camp and does not rule out running for the 2024 presidential election. He wants to keep these archives secret, including, among other things, the lists of people who visited him or called him on January 6. . The former president, who denies any responsibility for the attack, denounces “a political game” and refuses to collaborate. He took legal action in the name of a prerogative of the executive power to keep his communications confidential, even in the event of summons issued by Congress and “even after the end of his term”.