Donald Trump was dealt a rather significant blow in his effort to end the January 6 investigation.
On Monday, Trump’s attorneys filed an emergency order to block archives from sending records to the January 6 panel.
Within two hours, the filing was rejected.
Another Big Blow to Trump
If you want to know what will keep Trump from running for re-election, this is it.
Most of the other lawsuits have been thwarted, and there is little to no news on the still active ones.
However, this investigation is different in that it is being led by congressional members that want his head on a platter.
Simply put, Trump cannot still have this investigation hanging over his head during an election season.
To that point, if Trump were able to block archives citing executive privilege, this investigation would pretty much be dead in the water.
The case drew District Judge Tanya Chutkan, however, an Obama appointee, so he had no chance of winning this filing.
National Archives has announced it will fulfill the request by Congress to supply Trump’s records by November 12, which is Friday.
According to recent reports, the committee is now trying to dig into the days leading up to the rally on January 6 to show that Trump orchestrated the entire event with days of planning ahead of the actual rally/riot.
Keep in mind, Trump had also asked the Biden administration to extend executive privilege to these records, and the request was declined.
This is important to note considering what is going on in this administration and the likely investigations that will take place once Republicans take back Congress.
There will undoubtedly be some investigations after Joe Biden leaves office, but now the precedent has been set that executive privilege cannot be extended once a president leaves office.
If I were Joe Biden, I would be very worried about that.
Source: Washington Examiner