House’s Capitol riot exploitation committee asks SCOTUS to reject disgraced former president’s meritless executive privilege appeal

Source: US News & World Report

“The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 [riot] at the Capitol says the Supreme Court should let stand an appeals court ruling that the National Archives turn over documents from former President Donald Trump that might shed light on the events leading up to and including that day. In a filing Thursday with the court, lawyers for the committee argued that it is within its jurisdiction to seek the information. ‘Although the facts are unprecedented, this case is not a difficult one,’ the lawyers said in the filing, adding. ‘This Court’s review is unwarranted, and the petition for a writ of certiorari should be denied.’ … Last week Trump’s lawyers asked the Supreme Court to hear arguments on his claim that executive privilege prevents the release of the documents, describing the committee as engaged in ‘meandering fishing expeditions.'” (12/30/21)