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Trump sues to try to stop the release of documents related to the Capitol riot

Added 10-18-21 06:07:02pm EST - “The former president is suing the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, and the National Archives, to prevent the turnover of documents related to the event.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Trump sues to try to stop the release of documents related to the Capitol riot”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Oct. 9. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Oct. 9.

Former President Donald Trump is suing the Democratic-led House select committee that's investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the National Archives, to try and stop documents related to the riot from being turned over to the panel.

"The Committee's request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorsed by [President] Biden and designed to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration. Our laws do not permit such an impulsive, egregious action against a former President and his close advisors," the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in district court in Washington, D.C., says.

Trump had urged former officials in his administration not to comply with subpoenas from the House panel, citing executive privilege. However, that power applies to the current sitting president only, not former ones.

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