The next round in the struggle to deal with the Capitol attack: A court has decided to release important documents from the National Archives. Former US President Donald Trump had earlier filed a lawsuit against it.
A US federal appeals court approved the surrender of files on the attack on the Washington Capitol. The court on Thursday ruled on a lower instance, according to which documents from the National Archives can be handed over to the Congressional Parliamentary Inquiry Committee. former US president Donald Trump, whose followers in January capital The storm had come, had sued over the surrender of the documents.
It is likely that Trump will move the Supreme Court on this matter. The former president had invoked the so-called executive privilege in his suit against the surrender of the files. It allows the president to keep certain documents secret. A federal court rejected this argument in November. Trump’s executive powers are not valid for life, the judge said.
Radical Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6, when Biden’s victory in the November 3 presidential election was to be certified. Five people were killed in this attack that made headlines around the world. The inquiry committee set up by the House of Representatives is expected to explain the exact background of the attack.
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