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Trump should not keep the January 2021 documents secret





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Former United States President Donald Trump is not allowed to keep classified documents requested by the US Congress in connection with the investigation into the storming of the Capitol Building. A court in Washington, DC, has ruled, according to US media reports.

Donald Trump wanted to catalog the 770-page document, which includes notes from Trump’s closest confidants, call records and a draft of the speech he gave on the same day. But it will now be made available to the committee investigating the events of January 6th. Trump based his attempts on the so-called “executive privilege” that gives the presidency legal protection.

His (Trump) position that he can place himself above the express will of the executive appears to be based on the idea that his “executive privilege” lasts forever. But chiefs are not kings and the defendant is not chief,” wrote Judge Tanya Chutkan.

Related links:

Documents can be delivered to Congress on Friday (CNN)

Trump sued the commission last month (thehill.com)

Trump’s legal team says he plans to appeal (Washington Post)

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