Donald Trump appears to be in just about everyone’s crosshairs as of late, with this week arriving as no exception.
This time around, Trump is being targeted by the January 6th committee, unsurprisingly, as the group continue their attempts to vilify the former President ahead of the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential contest.
As a part of this campaign, the Democrat-led committee has pushed for access to a number of documents from the Trump White House; documents that The Don himself had been compelled to file a lawsuit to keep hidden.
That lawsuit just got smacked down by the highest court in the land.
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a blow to former President Donald Trump, rejecting his request to block release of White House records being sought by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The court’s order paves the way for the release of records from the National Archives. The records could shed light on the events that led to the riot by Trump supporters protesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden.
In its decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court noted that the question of whether a former president can claim executive privilege need not be answered in this case, because a lower court had already decided.
The language was unmistakable.
“Because the Court of Appeals concluded that President Trump’s claims would have failed even if he were the incumbent, his status as a former President necessarily made no difference to the court’s decision,” the court said in its order.
The news comes as Trump continues to fend off attack from New York Attorney General Letitia James as well, after the Empire State AG suggested on Tuesday that the former President would be compelled to testify in a pending case involving his organization.