The Supreme Court of the United States Has Formally Ended Trump’s Legal Battle Over Capitol Attack Recordings.

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The United States Supreme Court denied former President Donald Trump’s bid to restrict the release of White House materials requested by a Democratic-led congressional panel investigating last year’s fatal attack on the Capitol by a mob of his fans on Tuesday.

The court’s decision to formally reject Trump‘s appeal followed its Jan. 19 order, which resulted in the federal agency that stores government and historical records handing over the materials to the House of Representatives investigating committee.

On December 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court determination that Trump had no grounds to contest President Joe Biden‘s decision to turn over the information to a House select committee.

The Supreme Court of the United States Has Formally Ended Trump’s Legal Battle Over Capitol Attack Recordings.

Trump then filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.

Trump and his supporters have been fighting a legal battle with the House Select Committee, attempting to prevent access to papers and witnesses.

Trump has attempted to invoke executive privilege, a legal principle that protects the confidentiality of some internal White House communications, a position that has been rejected by lower courts.

The House committee has stated that it requires the recordings in order to assess whatever role Trump may have played in inciting the violence that occurred on January 6, 2021.

His supporters stormed the Capitol in an unsuccessful attempt to prevent Congress from publicly confirming Biden’s victory over Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

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The committee requested visitor logs, phone records, and written interactions between his aides from the National Archives.

Biden, who took office two weeks after the riot, had already concluded that the executive branch’s data should not be subject to executive privilege.