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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

A federal judge will allow the US House to access hundreds of pages of documents from Donald Trump's presidency leading up to and about the January 6 attack at the US Capitol, in a forceful rejection of Trump's recent attempts to control information from his White House.



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"The ruling Tuesday night from Judge Tanya Chutkan of the US District Court in DC is a blow to Trump's efforts to keep more than 700 pages of records from his White House secret -- though his legal team has informed the court it intends to appeal.

"Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President," she wrote.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2021-11-10 12:37 AM | Reply

"she wrote."

I prefer the full paragraph.

Plaintiff [Buffoon] does not acknowledge the deference owed to the incumbent President's judgment. His position that he may override the express will of the executive branch appears to be premised on the notion that his executive power "exists in perpetuity." Hearing Tr. at 19:21-22. But Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President. He retains the right to assert that his records are privileged, but the incumbent President "is not constitutionally obliged to honor" that assertion. Public Citizen v. Burke, 843 F.2d 1473, 1479 (D.C. Cir. 1988).4 That is because Plaintiff is no longer situated to protect executive branch interests with "the information and attendant duty of executing the laws in the light of current facts and circumstances." Dellums, 561 F.2d at 247. And he no longer remains subject to political checks against potential abuse of that power.

#2 | Posted by et_al at 2021-11-10 04:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Et al that is a beautiful thing to read.

If Trump intended to cause the insurrection the evidence will be there.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-10 11:43 AM | Reply

He is trying to run out the clock in hopes of republican control in '22.

#4 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-11-11 02:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He is trying to run out the clock ...

Of course, it's a time honored legal strategy.

But Judge ain't playin'.

D.C. Circuit up next. Two day timeline. Expect a few days administrative stay for briefing.

#5 | Posted by et_al at 2021-11-11 04:37 AM | Reply


"He is trying to run out the clock"

This is the steep uphill battle Trump is likely to lose in his bid to run out the clock with an appeal for an emergency injunction.

Remember, it's an "emergency" injunction he trying to get after being denied the first one.

It's worth a read because (1) the documents are due to be released tomorrow. November 12, and (2) he has no legal authority to override President Biden's waiver.

This article from the Hill puts to rest the "run-out-the-clock" theory. There's zero to none chance Trump will succeed. ~ TRUMP'S CAPITOL RIOT DOCUMENTS CASE FACES SREEP ODDS

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-11-11 05:15 AM | Reply


Sorry for the typo. My left hand is in a cast and my right hand is trying to do double duty.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-11-11 05:21 AM | Reply

Sure enough... federal appeals court delays release of records.
After that Trump will keep appealing and filing new lawsuits until republicans control the investigations.
Not saying it will work but the strategy seems obvious.

#8 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-11-11 05:06 PM | Reply

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