Trump appeals to Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 documents
Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Giant Center in 2019. (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com)

Former President Donald Trump wants the U.S. Supreme Court to block the release of documents relating to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Lawyers for the former president have reportedly asked the high court to reverse a unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling which rejected his assertion of executive privilege in the case.

The House Select Jan. 6 Committee has requested information from the National Archives regarding the events that led up to the riot. President Joe Biden has declined to assert executive privilege over the documents.

“Absent judicial intervention, President Trump will suffer irreparable harm through the effective denial of a constitutional and statutory right to be fully heard on a serious disagreement between the former and incumbent President,” Trump attorney Jesse R. Binnall wrote in a court filing.

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