WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Monday against the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol, alleging that he made an “illegal, unfounded and excessive” request for its records. of the White House.
Trump claimed in the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that materials requested by the select committee are protected by a legal doctrine called executive privilege, which protects the confidentiality of some White House records. .
The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the panel’s request for materials.