In a snub to former President Donald Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court will allow the release of requested presidential documents by the legislative committee investigating the assault on the Capitol that occurred on January 6.
The magistrates rejected on Wednesday an attempt by Trump to deny him the documents to the commission until the issue is finally resolved by the courts.
After the top court’s decision, there is no legal impediment to turning over the documents, which are in the hands of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. They include presidential diaries and visitor logs.
Second setback in two days
The Supreme Court’s decision comes just a day after it emerged that a civil investigation found evidence that former President Trump’s company used “misleading or fraudulent” asset valuations to obtain loans and tax breaks, the New York attorney general’s office said Tuesday.
State authorities have not yet decided whether to file a civil lawsuit in connection with the allegations, according to court documents, but investigators need to question Trump and his two grown sons as part of the probe.
The Trump Organization issued a statement Wednesday calling the investigation “baseless” and politically motivated.
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