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Trump’s attempt to block access to Jan. 6 records denied

(CNN) – A federal judge will allow the US House of Representatives access to hundreds of pages of documents from Donald Trump’s previous presidency and into the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill, in a strong rejection of Trump’s recent attempts to seize control of his information. a house.

The fail District Judge Tanya Chutkan of Washington District Court is a blow to Trump’s efforts to keep more than 700 pages of his White House records secret, and his legal team is likely to appeal the decision.

However, the National Archives is now still on track to submit White House call records, video records, and timelines related to January 6 to the House of Representatives on Friday, as well as three pages of handwritten notes from the then-Secretary-General.

The court’s finding could also assist the House of Representatives in its attempt to obtain more information from some of the people close to Trump, including those Those who have been issued subpoenas and have not yet spoken to the committee.

The former Republican president filed his complaint last month in Washington District Court, appealing his executive prerogative, and said the House’s requests for documents were “unprecedented in breadth and scope” and illegal.

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The Biden White House refused to intervene to prevent access to Trump’s records. The National Archives, which inherited Trump’s records after he left office, said it would begin handing them over to the House of Representatives on November 12.

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What do Trump White House records include?

Some of the documents Trump has tried to keep secret include White House visitor records, call records, and notes from his top aides regarding his allegations that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and his response to the attack. January 6, according to an affidavit from the National Archives.

The House argued in court that Trump had no right to keep documents from his presidency secret and that the records were necessary to rebuild Trump’s Jan. 6 proceedings and efforts to undermine the 2020 election.

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