The DC Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Donald Trump to hide documents from the 1/6 committee.
Trump loses appeal in attempt to hide documents from 1/6 committee. “It is said that President Trump did not create a basis for overturning this judgment and the agreements and arrangements made between the archives and Congress to preserve it.” pic.twitter.com/4ZKiyr0fbV
– Sarah Reese-Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 9, 2021
NBC’s Pete Williams summed up the verdict:
This is a unanimous opinion just out of the DC Court of AAppointments, the three-person juryrecently heard orallyArguments in this case.This is the fight between themPresident and the archives over the documents requested by 1/6 Committee that the President says should beshielded by executive privileges.
What this unanimous opinion saysis that the court is notoverwrite President Biden Decision not to appeal to the executivePrivilege.It is said that President Trump did no basis for an override giventhis judgment and the agreementand accommodations workedbetween the archives and theCongress to get them. And more precisely it saysthe President – former President Trump, has not shown that President Biden notcarefully and give a reasonedExplanation of why he wavedExecutive privilege and decidedit was not in the interest ofThe United States.
The court says Congress has one uniquely vital interest instudy the attack toFormulate legal remedies,and protect his ownOperations.They say there is a demonstratedRelevance of the documentsIssue to CongressInquiry.It says there is no other place to get this information. And it says that Mr. Trump failedclaim, let alone demonstrateany harm to him that would arisefrom disclosure.
Trump’s last option is the Supreme Court
The appeals court has suspended its ruling for two weeks to allow Trump to appeal to the Supreme Court. However, since there are no unresolved legal disputes in this case, legal experts doubt that the court will hear Trump’s appeal.
Donald Trump lost on every single point. He was unable to come up with a relevant argument as to why the documents should be withheld from the 1/6 Committee.
The ruling is a victory for the 1/6 committee and also for the legislature as the Trump concept of unlimited executive power and privilege has finally been foiled.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association