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The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington DC and is directed against the House of Representatives committee investigating the assault and against the US National Archives, which guard historical documents.
This is an attempt by Trump to prevent the US National Archives from releasing information about the assault on the Capitol to a committee investigating that event.
Ten days ago, his successor, Joe Biden, authorized the National Archives to hand over the documents to the committee and rejected Trump’s arguments, who argued that those reports should be kept secret because they could endanger national security.
The exact content of those documents is unknown, but supposedly they could expose what happened at the White House as hundreds of people stormed the Capitol.
On your demand, Trump considered the committee’s request for them to be made public personal and only seeks to “harass” him and the former members of his Administration.
In this regard, he compared the committee’s request to an “illegal and vexatious fishing expedition”, which, in his opinion, is “supported” by Biden and seeks to “investigate in an unconstitutional manner” his former government.
“Our laws should not allow such an impulsive and egregious action against a former president and his close advisers,” Trump opined through his attorneys in the lawsuit.
The committee investigating the assault on the Capitol was created by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, and her mission is to investigate why the assault occurred, who was responsible and what can be done to prevent another similar event.
To that end, he has requested access to hitherto secret documents, such as those of Trump, and has summoned former members of his government, including the controversial ideologue and his former adviser Steve Bannon, to testify.
The commission is made up of a majority of Democratic congressmenAlthough there are two Republican members – Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger – who are at odds with Trump.
The former president’s supporters who stormed the Capitol wanted Biden’s electoral victory not to be certified. Five people died and about 140 officers were attacked.
So far, some 550 people have been indicted on charges related to the January assault, including 165 people charged with crimes of assault on authorities.
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