Trump appeals case challenging Jan. 6 Committee to Supreme Court

Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to prevent an “unprecedented encroachment on executive privilege” if White House records are transmitted to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The appeal was expected, since a lower court declined to stop the transmission of certain documents from the National Archives and Records Administration, or NARA, to the Jan. 6 panel. The justices now will have to decide whether to hear the appeal.

Trump’s lawyers told the justices that they should block the transfer and agree to hear the former president’s appeal to give them a chance to make a reasoned decision before the release of information, particularly because the next presidential transfer of power is more than three years away.

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