US media reported that former US President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit to block the disclosure of documents requested by the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
Trump’s attorney, Jesse Benall, filed the lawsuit against the commission and the National Archives in federal court in Washington on Monday, according to media including the New York Times, which published the court documents.
Trump insists on executive privilege, which is the right of a president to withhold certain information from Congress or the courts.
The White House said incumbent President Joe Biden would not stop the transfer of documents from the National Archives to a congressional committee.
Trump’s lawsuit said the congressional committee’s request for the documents was “unlawful, unfounded and exaggerated.”
Trump is accused of inciting his supporters to storm the US Capitol in Washington on January 6. The riots followed his unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in the presidential election he lost to Biden.
The committee in the US House of Representatives, which is dominated by Democrats, is investigating the circumstances of the attack on the Capitol Building.
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