[ Editor’s Note: The Trump team seems in a panic over stopping the release of the requested archives records, which certainly comes as no surprise. Their content is expected to be politically and legally devastating.
All of those involved in the Trump Steal of the election from Biden were betting that their boss ‘Donald Delay’ could block any timely resolution of any investigations of the Insurrection conspiracy.
There has been time now for the sedition conspiracy penalties to sink into the brains of Trump’s mob of grifter advisors. Yesterday, senior media analysts were reporting their updated thoughts on the Jan 6 commission strategy.
While the process of bringing in the big fish to be questioned has been slow, the commission has been interviewing a large number of staff people. A number of 150 recently caught everybody’s attention, and we have not heard of any of them lawyering up and refusing to talk. They are ‘cooperating’.
Combined with all that has come out via the great journalism work going on, the thinking is the Commission already has much of the information on what occurred in the runup to Jan 6. The bigger fish dodging to testify hints at their attorneys wanting to protect them from getting a felony perjury rap on the first day that they testify.
Hence, Trump’s co-conspirators all seem onboard using the courts to delay the process, hoping to take over Congress next November and shut down the investigation.
The proof of this was former DOJ Civil Division Jeffrey Clark’s refusal to testify, as that was the safest move for him at the time… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … November 11, 2021
Politico: Former President Donald Trump filed an emergency request to a federal judge late Monday night to prevent the National Archives from sending sensitive records to Jan. 6 committee investigators by Friday.
And just after midnight, Judge Tanya Chutkan rejected it, contending the request itself was legally defective and “premature.”
The unusual exchange, which happened in a span of two hours, comes as Chutkan is already considering an earlier request by Trump to prevent Congress from peering into his White House’s records about his attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
…The Archives indicated it would turn the papers over to lawmakers by Friday unless a court intervened.
…Trump’s attorney, Jesse Binnall, issued his second request Monday night, asking Chutkan to approve an “administrative stay” of her own ruling even before she issued it. That way, Binnall argued, Trump would have a chance to appeal her decision before the Archives began delivering hundreds of pages to congressional investigators.
…Chutkan, in her brief decision overnight, said she would consider Binnall’s request for a stay after she issues her ruling, which she reiterated would arrive “expeditiously.” But she noted that federal rules only allow a stay “while an appeal is pending,” not before.