Supreme Court ruling on Pres. Trump documents from January 6

January 20, 2022
Supreme Court ruling on Pres. Trump documents from January 6

We are going to get these documents and we are going to go through them and help piece this picture together.

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) on the Supreme Court rejecting an executive privilege request by former Pres. Trump to protect certain documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots.
  • More than 700 documents in the National Archives will be shared with the committee.
  • The January 6 select committee is investigating what happened that day – and asking whether the former president had any role in the event.
  • Why It Matters: Former President Trump sued to protect these records; despite the fact that three of the nine Supreme Court justices were appointed by him, the court upheld the lower court ruling that would not protect these documents based on privilege.
  • Something To Consider: A new report raising questions about what happened in the lead-up to the January 6 protest/rally/riot:
    Trump held secret meetings in days before Capitol attack, ex-press secretary tells panel


Supreme Court rejects Trump request to shield release of records to January 6 committee

by Jenna Lee,