Trump contends that complying with the subpoena would “have enormous consequences, forever changing the dynamics between the political branches” and inevitably provide Congress with a “new weapon to perpetually harass its political rival.”.
Trump had previously asserted the novel claim of post-presidency executive privilege over the records the Jan. 6 Committee sought from NARA.
“[U]nder our Constitution and laws, no individual, including the sitting President, has the unilateral power to extinguish the executive privilege rights of living, former Presidents.
Two days after Chutkan’s ruling, on the eve of the deadline for the documents to be turned over, a three-judge panel on the D.C.
“A decision upholding the Committees’ request to NARA would have enormous consequences, forever changing the dynamics between the political branches.
It is naïve to assume that the fallout will be limited to President Trump or the events of January 6, 2021.
Every Congress will point to some unprecedented thing about ‘this President’ to justify a request for his presidential records,” Binnall wrote. »