A federal judge on Thursday sharply questioned former President Donald Trump’s effort to block the congressional Jan. 6 select committee from obtaining his White House records, casting doubt on the notion that the former president can overrule his successor’s decision to release them to investigators.
“There is only one executive,” said District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan during a hearing on Trump’s lawsuit seeking to stymie the committee.
Chutkan repeatedly seemed incredulous at Trump’s legal effort to block Congress from obtaining the documents, noting that this is a rare case in which Congress and the current White House are in “harmony” about the decision to release them. And Trump, she said, as a former president, has no authority over either branch of government.
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“What did the president know and when did he know it?” Chutkan replied.”
Methinks she’s going to release TFG documents to the committee. https://t.co/zu0eZw86yv
— Jay Arnold (@jadedcreative) November 4, 2021