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Jan. 20, 2022, 2:08 AM

Supreme Court Rejects Trump, Clears Release of Jan. 6 Papers (3)

Greg Stohr
Greg Stohr
Bloomberg News

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for some of former President Donald Trump’s White House papers to be turned over to a congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

With just one public dissent, the justices on Wednesday rejected Trump’s bid to block the release on grounds of executive privilege.

The rebuff gives a major legal and political victory to the House select committee and its Democratic chairman, Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi. The National Archives can now turn over about 800 pages of material, including visitor and call logs, emails, draft speeches and handwritten notes.

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