A federal judge will hear 45th President Donald Trump‘s case against Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Committee’s request for extensive records from his administration in a hearing in November.
The Hill reports:
U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan on Friday scheduled a Nov. 4 hearing in Trump’s lawsuit against the committee, setting a rapid schedule for the case.
Trump sued the committee earlier this week, seeking to block it from obtaining the records from the National Archives and citing executive privilege claims in pushing to keep them under wraps.ADVERTISEMENT
“The Committee’s request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorsed by Biden and designed to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration,” the lawsuit reads. “Our laws do not permit such an impulsive, egregious action against a former President and his close advisors.”
The case is likely to test unanswered legal and constitutional questions about the scope and weight of a former president’s assertions of executive privilege.
Chutkan is an Obama-appointed judge who recused herself from two cases involving Fusion GPS, a firm that commissioned the dossier spurring the failed Russia investigation into Trump.