Trump cannot block congressional probe of attack on U.S. Capitol, judge rules - 2021-11-10

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F349.png Trump cannot block congressional probe of attack on U.S. Capitol, judge rules November 10, 2021, Jan Wolfe, Reuters

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol can access former President Donald Trump's White House records, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in a clear win for congressional oversight powers.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan in the District of Columbia rejected an argument by Trump's lawyers that telephone records, visitor logs and other White House documents should be hidden from the committee.

"While broad, these requests, and each of the other requests made by the Committee, do not exceed the Committee's legislative powers," Chutkan said in her decision.

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