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Trump asks US Supreme Court to block turnover of January 6 records

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Former President Donald Trump has asked the US Supreme Court to block the release of his White House papers to a congressional committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack, confronting the court with the fallout from the riot for the first time.

Mr Trump is seeking to override President Joe Biden’s decision to waive executive privilege over the documents.

A federal appeals court said Mr Biden’s stance and Congress’s need for the documents combined to outweigh Mr Trump’s claim of secrecy.

The attack, which grew out of Mr Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election results, took place as Congress was meeting to certify Mr Biden’s victory.

The former president and his allies have resisted the House select committee’s effort to investigate the attack and determine exactly what role Mr Trump played. Continue Reading

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