As Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) mostly partisan witch hunt, in the form of the Jan. 6 House select committee, continues to go after former President Donald Trump and his former associates, the 45th president is fighting back.
According to Just The News, Trump, in an attempt to block the National Archives from releasing records from that day, has formally requested that the U.S. Supreme Court intervene and block the records from being sent to the committee as they attempt to nail him in any way possible.
In total, the House select committee, which is comprised of anti-Trump Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans, have requested some 700 documents — documents that Trump insists are protected by executive privilege.
They seek information that they believe will help them determine exactly what efforts Trump took to overturn the 2020 election results, along with any involvement he had in planning any of the Jan. 6 rallies which eventually led to a portion of those in attendance storming the Capitol building.
Unfortunately for the former president, lower courts have typically sided with the House Dems on the committee in their attempts to access the records, which led Trump to file the emergency request on Thursday that the Supreme Court intervenes.
In addition to filing for an emergency injunction with the high court to block the records transfer, the former president also filed a petition for full consideration by SCOTUS, according to Politico.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington D.C. had previously blocked the former president’s request to block the records, and while the matter is still being litigated, Trump’s actions to request SCOTUS involvement has at least put the matter on ice while the high court determines its next steps.
Since Trump’s request, House Democrats have asked the high court to expedite the request with the hopes that they reject or deny the president’s wishes, which would allow them to ultimately get their way in the lower courts and have the records released.
“Delay would inflict serious injury on the Select Committee and on the public,” wrote House Counsel Doug Letter in a request to expedite the processing of Trump’s request, saying the committee needs the documents as part of “securing the safety and soundness of our democratic processes and institutions.”