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National Archives Reveals Former President Donald Trump Tries To Block Documents Relating To January 6 Capitol Siege

On Thursday, a federal appeals court intervened to prevent the National Archives from handing over Trump administration records to a House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol before a Friday deadline. (Photo: Getty)

The National Archives revealed in an early Saturday court filing that former President Donald Trump is attempting to prevent documents related to the January 6 Capitol insurrection, including the call logs, drafts of remarks and speeches, and handwritten notes from his chief of staff, from being released to the committee investigating the riot, according to USA TODAY.

The National Archives revealed in an early Saturday court filing that former President Donald Trump is attempting to prevent documents related to the January 6 Capitol insurrection, including the call logs, drafts of remarks and speeches, and handwritten notes from his chief of staff, from being released to the committee. (Photo: ABC News)

January 6

In an attempt to prevent the certification of President Biden’s election victory, a Trump supporter armed mob stormed the Capitol building on January 6. The Democratic-led House of Representatives tried to remove Mr. Trump from office for inciting a riot, but the Republican-led Senate cleared him of the charge.

President Biden rejected President Trump’s request to block documents from being released by the House committee investigating the insurrection, citing the seriousness of the attack on democratic institutions.

On Friday, Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, said that President Joe Biden is committed to ensuring that something like January 6 Insurrection never happens again and as a result, the administration is cooperating with ongoing investigations, according to Washington Post.

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In an attempt to prevent the certification of President Biden’s election victory, a Trump supporter armed mob stormed the Capitol building on January 6. (Photo: CNBC)

Investigation

According to Associated Press, what the committee wants to determine is whether Former President Trump, the rally’s organizers, and Republican members of Congress were in touch with or aware of the violent protesters who later broke into the Capitol. The protesters — numbering in the hundreds — eventually forced their way in through broken windows and doors and interrupted the oath-taking of President Joe Biden.

The investigation into Trump’s supporters’ violent Capitol siege is ongoing, and the panel is looking for documents relating to the former president, who has falsely claimed to have won the presidential election and urged his crowd of supporters to “fight like hell” that day, as per CBS News.

Former President Trump has filed a lawsuit to prevent the National Archives from providing the House committee investigating the attack with those documents, as well as thousands more. But President Joe Biden has declined to assert executive privilege on most of Trump’s records because he believes it would be against the national interest to do so.

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