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Former President Donald Trump filed suit against the United States House Select Committee over the January 6 attack in an attempt to prevent his White House records from being obtained by the panel.

Trump’s office said in a statement Monday, “Today, President Donald J. Trump filed a lawsuit defending the Constitution, the office of the president, and the future of our nation, which the fake Select Committee is trying to destroy. ” . “The fact that America is under attack by Pelosi’s communist-style attempt to silence and destroy America First Patriots through this over-partisan and illegitimate investigation.”

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Jeffrey Clark, a Trump DOJ official, summoned by the House Select Committee on Jan. 6

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court case The committee earlier this year asked the National Archives for records relating to communications made within the Trump administration on the day of the January 6 riots, setting the stage for a legal battle over executive privilege.

But Trump’s lawsuit seeks an injunction against releasing the records, claiming the committee has “no legislative purpose.”

The lawsuit also argues that former presidents have “implied constitutional rights of privilege” and that the National Archives does not have enough time to organize the documents requested by Congress.

In the statement, Trump’s office argued that the committee is a “partisan sham” that Democrats are using to divert attention from policies that are “killing and robbing Americans.”

In this January 6, 2021, file photo, violent protesters, loyal to President Donald Trump, stormed the Capitol in Washington.  Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz Friday, August 6, 2021, fires two Seattle police officers who violated the law by attending events in Washington DC during the January 6 uprising.  Diaz said she fired Caitlin and Alexander Everett, both officers who are married, with immediate effect.

Some of the policies cited include the border crisis, which the state said is “filling our communities with drugs and gangs” and “costing taxpayers billions.” The statement also raised the issue of what it called “mismanagement of COVID”, efforts to discredit the police and rising crime due to the failure of economic policy.

“There is media complicity in pursuing the committee’s unconstitutionally erroneous request,” the statement said.

President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday, November 29, 2020, in Washington, after exiting Marine One.  Trump is returning from Camp David.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The statement also questions how the requested records relate to the January 6 riots.

The statement concluded, “This committee exposed itself as a sham by requesting documents that serve no legitimate legislative purpose — a January 6 investigation of President Trump’s campaign voting data from Florida.” What does that have to do with it?”