(Washington) A U.S. court on Tuesday authorized the release of documents related to the January 6 attack on the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters to a parliamentary commission of inquiry, despite attempts by the former president to keep them secret.
“The court states that it is in the public interest to respond favorably to the joint will of the legislative and executive branches to examine the events up to January 6,” Federal Judge Tanya Sutkan wrote in her ruling, which was broadcast by several media outlets.
Donald Trump, in particular, wanted to prevent the spread of hundreds of documents, including lists of people who met or invited him on the day of the attack on Capitol, to the Democratic-controlled House of Commons inquiry.
The Republican millionaire insisted on the executive’s right to keep certain information confidential.
“Presidents are not kings, plaintiffs are not presidents,” Judge Sutton insisted in a court document.
The government says Donald Trump’s lawyers have already expressed interest in appealing the ruling. Washington Post.
The announcement comes as a parliamentary committee investigating the attack on Congress began a new round of sabotage for relatives of the former president on Tuesday, including his former spokeswoman in the House, Kaylee McNani.
“As a spokesman for the White House, you have made numerous public statements in the White House and elsewhere about alleged fraud in the November 2020 election. [des allégations] Echoed by those who attacked Capitol on January 6, ”the commission said.Me McNani.
Stephen Miller, a close adviser to Donald Trump, was sabotaged for preparing with his team the speech of a Republican millionaire at a rally near the White House on January 6, shortly before the attack on Congress.
Mr. Trump’s other relatives in the new round of summons include former president’s aide Nicholas Luna, former White House vice president Christopher Little and then vice president Mike Pence’s national security adviser Keith Kellogg. .
“We hope the witnesses being questioned today have the relevant information and we expect them to co-operate in the investigation,” said Benny Thompson, the commission’s chairman and Democrat.
The parliamentary committee announced other summonses on Monday, including members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, former Republican presidential adviser Michael Flynn or his former campaign manager Bill Stephen.
As part of the investigation, the commission has already interviewed more than 150 people, according to Republican nominee Liz Cheney.