2021-10-19

Start a legal war! Trump sued the United States to stop the investigation of the riots

By yqqlm yqqlm

Beijing, October 19 (Xinhua) according to a comprehensive report, on the 18th, former US President trump filed a lawsuit against the house committee investigating the attack on the Capitol on January 6, trying to prevent the Committee from obtaining its government’s records from the national archives

Start a legal war! Trump sued the United States to stop the investigation of the riots

in this petition submitted to the federal court of Washington, D.C., the defendant is congressman Bennie Thompson and his committee, And David ferriero, the National Archives and records administration and the chief Archivist of the United States

in August, the Committee asked the national archives to hand over a detailed list of documents covering the records during Trump’s tenure and after the riots in the Capitol

the documents requested by the Committee cover tweets, phone calls and visitor logs, as well as all videos and photos of Trump’s activities on January 6. They also asked the White House to provide documents and communications related to then Vice President burns, documents related to congressional riots, and preparatory documents for the Joint Congressional meeting to count electoral votes

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“the committee’s request is tantamount to an unreasonable and illegal’ fishing expedition’publicly supported by Biden, aimed at unconstitutional investigation of President trump and his government.” the lawsuit wrote, “Our law does not allow such impulsive and bad actions against the former president and his close advisers.”

Trump’s lawyers said in the lawsuit that the former president had the right to retain his administrative privileges over certain documents.

the lawsuit said that any document sought in such circumstances would threaten such basic privileges and constitutional issues, and the special committee refused to give sufficient time for a comprehensive review. The lawsuit also said that there was a long-standing opposition between the two parties to administrative privileges The protective claim that this privilege ensures (the president) Be able to make the final decision on some or all of the requested documents when necessary.

White House spokesman pusaki previously said that US President Biden had concluded that it was inappropriate to advocate the exercise of administrative privileges on issues related to January 6. On October 8, the White House formally authorized the national archives to submit the first batch of documents to the special committee of the house of Representatives.

January 6 this year Some demonstrators who supported then US President Donald Trump’s overthrow of the 2020 presidential election results forcibly broke into the US Capitol for several hours, and the joint meeting of the Senate and the house of Representatives, which was verifying the election results, was interrupted. The riots killed five people, including a congressional policeman, and injured about 140 law enforcement personnel