The list includes 770 documents, call logs, agendas, and handwritten notes, most of them from the time of the January 6 attack on Congress.
Among them are papers of his closest aides, including handwritten notes from Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
The list also includes the official White House calendar where all of his activities, travels, phone conversations, visits, briefings, notes by press officer Kayleigh McEnany, and a draft January 6 speech where he encouraged people to walk there are listed. Congress.
The committee in the House of Representatives is investigating the events of January 6 and Trump’s attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the November elections of last year, which demanded the surrender of the documents.
Asking for legal protection
Trump referred to what in the United States is called “executive privilege,” that is, the legal protection of presidential power, to prevent disclosure of documents.
The Supreme Court previously agreed that chiefs could keep certain documents away from the public in order to make communication with employees easier and more open. But it is not clear whether a former president could refer to such protection.
President Joe Biden has so far rejected the request for protection, arguing that “it is necessary to shed light on the backdrop to the most serious attack on the federal government since the Civil War,” as expressed by Chancellor Dana Remus.
The case is likely to lead to a protracted tug of war in the courts over Congress’ power to scrutinize the executive, and the former president’s right to oppose such attempts.
It may take several months before Congress has access to the documents.
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