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Trump legal team asks Supreme Court to block release of some records to Jan. 6 committee

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The legal team for former President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to block the release of certain records to the House of Representatives’ Jan. 6 committee.

Former President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on Oct. 18, 2021 in New York City.

Former President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on Oct. 18, 2021 in New York City. (James Devaney/GC Images)

“The congressional request is untethered from any valid legislative purpose and exceeds the authority of Congress under the Constitution and the Presidential Records Act.,” Trump’s attorneys wrote in a petition.

A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia earlier this month denied Trump’s request to block the records, citing a “unique legislative need.” Last month, a federal judge also ruled against Trump.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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