Appeals Court Blocks Jan. 6 Committee from Obtaining RNC Records

Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia Commons

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6th Capitol riot from obtaining data from the Republican National Committee (RNC) while the GOP challenges a subpoena for documents connected to its fundraising efforts in the weeks leading up to the riot

The Hill reports:

A three-judge panel for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the RNC a temporary administrative injunction prohibiting third-party vendor Salesforce from turning over the party’s fundraising records to the select committee. The injunction will remain in effect until the judges decide the RNC’s emergency motion for a more lasting injunction, the panel said in a brief order.

“The purpose of this administrative injunction is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal and should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of that motion,” the panel said.

The RNC is appealing a federal judge’s decision from earlier this month ordering Salesforce to comply with the subpoena. The national committee had asked the D.C. Circuit panel to prevent the subpoena from being enforced while it makes its case on appeal.

“Without an injunction, the RNC will have no opportunity to obtain relief on appeal, as Salesforce has indicated it will respond to the Subpoena and the Congressional Defendants claim the Court is without authority to award relief once Salesforce produces,” the RNC’s lawyers wrote in a court filing earlier this month.

The select committee argued it has an urgent need for the records as it prepares for public hearings to begin as early as next month.

“An injunction pending appeal would deprive the Select Committee of key information relevant to its investigation, its public hearings, and its consideration of legislation,” the select committee said in its own filing. “Further delay in obtaining the materials sought by the subpoena could obscure key facts and affect Congress’ efforts to prevent January 6th from recurring in our rapidly approaching next election cycle, or in the future.”

There’s currently no timeline for when the court will determine whether to grant the RNC’s request for a longer injunction.



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Brian Burry
Brian Burry
1 month ago

Well heck, while you are waiting, how about obtaining Hunter Biden’s documented Lap Top Computer files and actually work on criminal actions, of this corrupt son of the president ?! Oh wait, you don’t investigate you just accuse!!! Never mind.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

What information of National Security import does this “Jan 6 committee” think there is in viewing RNC fundrising infromation, other than ‘outing’ donors to the RNC?

tymtrvlr
tymtrvlr
1 month ago

I swant to see a commie leftist donors’ list with names and amounts with proof of amounts, along with the lefty commie donations to whom and the amounts. we all know the left uses planned parenthood (the new kkk) to launder money for them. just like the left uses these leftist mentally retarded dimwits to shoot up schools, to try and sway low intelligent constituents to want gun control. news flash for you morons, as soon as there is any kind of gun confiscation attempted, kiss your rears goodbye.

tymtrvlr
tymtrvlr
1 month ago

i see ttn has hired a bunch of extwitter censors.

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