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Security fencing has been reinstalled around the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 16, 2021, ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally by far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump who are demanding the release of rioters arrested in connection with the 6 January insurrection. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Dec 28, 2021

White House, Jan. 6 committee agree to shield some documents

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has agreed to defer its request for records from the Trump administration.

Nov 10, 2021

Federal judge refuses Trump request to block Jan. 6 records

A federal judge rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to block the release of documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Oct 8, 2021

Trump to invoke executive privilege in Jan. 6 House investigation

Donald Trump intends to assert executive privilege in a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, a move that could prevent the testimony of onetime aides.

May 8, 2019

Trump invokes ‘privilege’ over the full Mueller report

WASHINGTON — The White House invoked executive privilege Wednesday, claiming the right to block lawmakers from the full report from special counsel Robert Mueller on his Trump-Russia probe and escalating the battle between President Donald Trump and Congress. The administration’s decision was announced just as the House Judiciary Committee was gaveling in to consider holding […]

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