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Court Records Reveal Which Documents Trump Doesn’t Want Jan 6th Committee to See

Court Records Reveal Which Documents Trump Doesn’t Want Jan 6th Committee to See

According to a new report in USA Today, court records reveal the documents that Donald Trump and his White House officials most want to keep hidden from the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol insurrection.

Trump has falsely claimed executive privilege over 39 pages from the 136 pages of documents that were set to be released Friday by the National Archives and Records Administration, and those documents include handwritten notes about January 6th, appointments for White House visitors, and switchboard logs that show calls between Trump and former vice president Mike Pence.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: President Donald Trump speaks at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A federal appeals court temporarily delayed the release of those documents to allow Trump’s challenge to play out, and oral arguments are set for Nov. 30, but the former president’s filings reveal the contours of what congressional investigators want to see.

“These records all relate to the events on or about January 6, and may assist the Select Committee’s investigation into that day, including what was occurring at the White House immediately before, during and after the January 6 attack,” wrote Justice Department lawyers in a court filing for the National Archives and archivist David Ferriero.

“Of the 763 pages in which Trump asserted privilege, 629 are talking points prepared for the press secretary and 43 include presidential schedules, appointments, activity logs, call logs, among other documents, according to the filing from the National Archives,” USA Today reported. “The National Archives identified nearly 1,600 pages of records that fit the committee’s request, with thousands more yet to be reviewed, according to the agency. Trump sought to keep nearly half the pages confidential, but the Justice Department replied that they are crucial to the investigation.”

The Committee has asked for any records, including calendar entries, videos, or photographs, related to January 6th and coordinated efforts to delay the certification of the electoral vote, and the requests cover Trump’s public statements about the 2020 election and its validity. The records have been divided into four installments, with the first batch scheduled to be released at the end of last week, and the second and third batches set for November 26th, with the fourth still under review.

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