President Donald Trump will have his day in court on Nov. 4, when a U.S. District Court Judge will hear his lawsuit against the highly partisan, politically-motivated Jan. 6 Committee.
Trump’s lawsuit, which seeks to block the Committee’s request for detailed records from the National Archives related to the Trump Administration on Jan. 6, will seek to test the legal waters of executive privilege, which Trump’s legal team is prepared to use, according to a statement made last week.
“An incumbent administration does not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally waive the executive privilege of a previous administration – especially one so recent,” President Trump’s official legal statement said. “If it did, then executive privilege doesn’t exist, including for Joe Biden.”
Last week, President Trump announced that he was bringing a lawsuit against the Jan. 6 Committee in response to their request for extensive documentation regarding the pro-Trump, patriotic rally that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The lawsuit states: “The Committee’s request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorsed by Biden and designed to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration. Our laws do not permit such an impulsive, egregious action against a former President and his close advisors.”
The radical Democrats in Washington have dogmatically pursued legal action against President Donald Trump and his advisors since the Jan 6. protest, culminating in a highly partisan witch-hunt deemed the “Unselect Committee” composed of Democrats and “RINOs” looking to “hold people in criminal contempt for things relative to the Protest, when in fact they should hold themselves in criminal contempt for cheating in the election…,” according to Trump.
Trump’s lawsuit will also move forward in light of the Jan. 6 Committee’s recent vote to hold Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist and close ally, in contempt for declining to appear before them after issuing a subpoena where he was required to testify regarding the events of the U.S. Capitol protest.
The House voted earlier this month to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress, and it remains to be seen what the consequences will be if he is charged, as the decision now rests ultimately with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
In an official statement released with the announcement of his lawsuit, Trump decried the political motivations of the so-called investigation of the partisan committee.
“The Committee is motivated by one thing,” Trump said. “Delivering political wins for the Democrats. That’s why they’ve sent a rapid timetable that steamrolls the Constitution, legal precedent, and established process. The Committee isn’t seeking the truth, it’s seeking Communist-style political persecution of President Trump and the America First patriots who served their country honorably.”
The rapid timetable on the Jan. 6 Committee’s investigation is matched equally by the speed of Trump’s lawsuit in the district courts. His case will likely establish a precedent for the depth of executive privilege for both incumbent and former presidents, as well as the presidential administrations to come.