Donald Trump appealed to the Supreme Court on Thursday after the DC Court of Appeals ruled against his efforts to hide records from the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"Trump wants the justices to reverse a unanimous ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected his assertions of executive privilege and request to keep secret roughly 800 pages of Trump’s papers. President Biden determined the material could be released to the committee," The Washington Post reported Thursday.
Judge Patricia A. Millett explained why the appeals court rejected Trump's arguments. She was joined by Judges Robert L. Wilkins and Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“The events of January 6th exposed the fragility of those democratic institutions and traditions that we had perhaps come to take for granted. In response, the President of the United States and Congress have each made the judgment that access to this subset of presidential communication records is necessary to address a matter of great constitutional moment for the Republic,” Millet wrote.
Legendary Harvard Law professor emeritus Laurence Tribe said the Supreme Court was obligated to follow the DC Court of Appeals.
"If it expects to be respected as a court rather than a black-robed extension of the Trump cult, the Supreme Court will promptly reject this legally groundless request," Tribe wrote.
Tribe had previously described Trump's legal position as "laughable."
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If it expects to be respected as a court rather than a black-robed extension of the Trump cult, the Supreme Court will promptly reject this legally groundless request. Watch this space.https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/23/politics/donald-trump-supreme-court-records-january-6/index.html\u00a0\u2026— Laurence Tribe (@Laurence Tribe) 1640279479