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Capitol riot: Judge rejects Trump bid to withhold records

Capitol riot: Judge rejects Trump bid to withhold records

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A US judge has ruled a congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot can access some of ex-President Donald Trump’s White House records.

Mr Trump had sought to invoke executive privilege, under which presidential documents can be kept secret.

The inquiry is trying to find out if Mr Trump had prior knowledge of the riot.

Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building on 6 January as Congress was certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory.

Mr Trump has refused to acknowledge losing the election last year, claiming – without evidence – that it had been rigged.

The inquiry is being conducted a committee set up the House of Representatives which is dominated President Biden’s Democrats.

 

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