Judges question Trump bid to keep U.S. Capitol riot records secret


Category:  News & Politics

Via:  hallux  •  8 months ago  •  10 comments

By:   Jan Wolfe - Reuters

Judges question Trump bid to keep U.S. Capitol riot records secret

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. appeals court judges on Tuesday signaled skepticism toward former President Donald Trump's bid to keep records about his conversations and actions before and during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot by a mob of his supporters away from congressional investigators.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard an oral argument, still ongoing, in Trump's appeal of a judge's decision that the records should be turned over to a congressional committee.
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson questioned why Trump should be able to challenge and overrule President Joe Biden's determination that the papers should be handed over.
"Is there a circumstance where the former president ever gets to make this sort of call?" asked Jackson, seen as a possible future Supreme Court nominee for Biden.
Clark argued that a 1978 law called the Presidential Records Act gives Trump that power.
"I don't see that in the statute," Jackson responded.
The House of Representatives select committee investigating the riot has asked the National Archives, the U.S. agency housing Trump's White House records, to produce visitor logs, phone records and written communications between his advisers. The panel has said it needs the records to understand any role Trump may have played in fomenting the violence.
Judge Patricia Millett

visit seeded article for remaining content


jrDiscussion - desc
Junior Principal
1  seeder  Hallux    8 months ago

Will SCOTUS bother to entertain Donald's woeful dumpster load of 'lawyers'? One could be could be excused for thinking their plate is already full of whining nonsense ... but then he is the former something or other and is still proclaiming to be the present something or other, and his sycophants are once again willingly emptying their wallets to pay his way.

Professor Principal
1.1  Ender  replied to  Hallux @1    8 months ago

The scotus is too busy plotting how to dismantle abortion...

For someone that thinks whatever he does is the best and the most right....He sure does want to keep his actions in the dark.

Professor Principal
1.2  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @1    8 months ago

he's worried about his swamp being drained.

Professor Principal
2  Tessylo    8 months ago

What could he possibly have to hide?

Professor Quiet
2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @2    8 months ago

What could he possibly have to hide?

Must be something, for the amount of effort and money he is putting towards trying to block their release.

Professor Principal
2.1.1  Ender  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1    8 months ago

I wonder if the RNC is paying for this...

Professor Principal
2.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @2.1.1    8 months ago

A lot of them are complicit.  Its a good bet they're funding the alleged billionaire

Professor Principal
2.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1    8 months ago

I was being facetious.The steaming pile of shit has LOTS to hide.  Why else would it try to block the release?

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tessylo @2    8 months ago

That's what I want to know

Steve Ott
Professor Quiet
3  Steve Ott    8 months ago

Obviously, republicans have forgotten Nixon, who also wore orange makeup.


Who is online


35 visitors