Trump was given a temporary stay that prevented the 1/6 committee from getting his documents, but the hearing will take place on November 30th.
The Washington Post reported:
A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked the upcoming release of records of former President Donald Trump’s calls and activities in connection with the May 6 attack on the Capitol.
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has issued a preliminary injunction as it examines Trump’s motion to stay the release pending appeal and is speeding up the oral arguments for a November 30 hearing.
Trump is trying to shorten the clock on the 1/6 committee investigation, so any quick pursuit of the process is bad news for him. Trump encounters a judicial system that takes his attempted coup and attack on the Capitol seriously.
It is believed that the courts will not allow a former president who attempted to overthrow the US administration to thwart a Congressional investigation with endless delays and appeals.
The 1/6 committee will likely get the documents from the National Archives. Trump’s strategy of suing for postponement has not worked well so far. If he loses in the appeals court, the failed former president’s final move will be the Supreme Court, but it’s not easy to see why the Supreme Court is taking the case or how Trump is winning.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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