Trump appeals after federal judge refuses to pretend he’s still president

Source: USA Today

“Former President Donald Trump immediately appealed Wednesday, after a federal judge rejected his request late Tuesday to block the release of documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan declined to issue a preliminary injunction sought by Trump’s lawyers. Chutkan said President Joe Biden was ‘best positioned’ to determine whether to waive executive privilege on documents sought by the House. ‘At bottom, this is a dispute between a former and incumbent President,’ Chutkan wrote. ‘And the Supreme Court has already made clear that in such circumstances, the incumbent’s view is accorded greater weight.'” [editor’s note: No, not “greater” weight, the ONLY weight. If such a thing as “executive privilege” exists, it inheres in the executive, not the former executive – TLK] (11/10/21)