Legal Group Targets Jan. 6 Committee In SCOTUS Appeal Over Executive Privilege

Legal Group Targets Jan. 6 Committee In SCOTUS Appeal Over Executive Privilege


America First Legal, a conservative nonprofit run primarily by a board of former Trump officials, filed a brief in the Supreme Court Tuesday on behalf of the former president’s claims of executive privilege.

In December, former President Donald Trump petitioned the high court to keep White House records concealed from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Select Committee on Jan. 6. The partisan probe has spent months seeking about 700 pages of documents housed by the National Archives to investigate the administration and connect the Trump White House with the riot at the Capitol in January last year. Despite Trump’s assertion of executive privilege, however, President Joe Biden has ordered the Archives to release the records anyway, and a lower court refused to block the decision.

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