On CNN Wednesday morning, former federal prosecutor Elie Honig weighed in on the overnight court order smacking down former President Donald Trump's attempt to use executive privilege to block the National Archives from releasing White House records to the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack.
"This is the most significant win for the House Select Committee so far," said anchor Erica Hill. "But the question is, will it actually play out for that?"
"First of all, this it opinion that we saw is just a judicial annihilation of Donald Trump's position," said Honig. "That's important because I think it's unlikely to ultimately get overturned on appeal. But the big question is the stay."
"But this was a huge win on two levels for the committee," continued Honig. "First of all, it puts a serious restriction on Donald Trump's overly aggressive use of executive privilege. But let's remember, these documents are really important. This is over 770 pages of internal White House documents created by and about the key players going through what they were doing during the key hours of January 6th. So this is sort of a two-track win. But there's more ahead in the court of appeals."
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