KGO Hosts React: Trump Loses Appeal to Keep January 6 Documents Secret

FILE – President Donald Trump listens during a “National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools,” event in the East Room of the White House, on July 7, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge has rejected former President Donald Trump’s request to block the release of documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Tuesday, Nov. 9 declined to issue a preliminary injunction sought by Trump’s lawyers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to block a House select committee from getting a tranche of White House records as part of its investigation of the Capitol invasion.

Trump had argued that the records are protected by executive privilege, the legal doctrine that protects White House communications from being made public. The select committee objected to Trump’s claims, and President Joe Biden waived privilege over the disputed records.

In its ruling Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that Biden “and the Legislative Branch have shown a national interest in and pressing need for the prompt disclosure of these documents.”

ABC Senior Investigative Reporter Aaron Katersky speaks to the Morning Show with Nikki Medoro about former President Trump wanting to keep more than 700 pages from the January 6th Committee. 

John Rothmann explains how former President Donald Trump is losing ground.

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