Sixty-six former lawmakers, including two dozen Republicans, have signed on to a legal brief urging a federal judge to reject former President Donald Trump’s effort to block Jan. 6 investigators from accessing his White House’s records.
The brief, which is slated to hit the docket in the D.C. federal District Court on Friday, contends that no possible argument about executive privilege could overcome Congress’ need for documents to probe the violent attack on the Capitol — one fueled by Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
The lawmakers filed their brief under the umbrella of Protect Democracy, a nonprofit government watchdog. The group argues that Congress must fully understand the attack on the Capitol to appropriately craft a legislative remedy.
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NEW: 66 former lawmakers, including two dozen Republicans, are urging a judge to reject Trump’s lawsuit to block Jan. 6 investigators from accessing his White House records. They’re filing a legal brief in the case via Protect Democracy. https://t.co/cDUUKLwShn
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