Twitter Users Snarkily Respond To Trump's Lawsuit Against Jan. 6 Documents

Donald Trump might be trying to prevent lawmakers from accessing the archived presidential documents relating to Jan. 6 Insurrection. However, he cannot stop people from mocking him via Twitter.
On Monday, the former president sued the House select committee that was investigating the Jan. 6 rebellion. He called its requests for documents illegal fishing expeditions.

Trump is not president anymore, but he wants to invoke executive privilege to keep documents secret.

While many Twitter users were not surprised by the lawsuit they didn't find his legal arguments surprising.

Now it is clear that the Jan. 6 select Committee was on track for all of the Trump communications.

Trump's executive privilege argument was rejected by the National Archives, which stated that it would turn over the documents to Trump on November 12.

Trump filed suit to stop this process. Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) October 18, 2021

Executive Privilege is typically understood to cover a sitting president and not a former president. Trump's lawsuit demands that the court do something new.

This lawsuit is very aggressive and unusual. It may cause delays, but it is unlikely to succeed. Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) October 18, 2021

Trump sues White House to keep White House records secret and claims executive privilege

If you were trying to hide something, why would you do that? Like, ya know, not disclosing your tax returns? Rod Blackhurst (@rodblackhurst) October 18, 2021

I can't wait until Trump tells his lawyer that executive privilege should be invoked because he (Trump), won the election, and should therefore still *be* president. Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 18, 2021

It's amazing that he did it.

Yes, it is true.

Oh my. Teri Kanefield (@Teri_Kanefield) October 18, 2021

He incites insurrection and then does everything he can to stop the investigation into that rebellion. He is a traitor. Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 18, 2021

He cares deeply about democracy and the rule-of-law, there is no doubt. Maximillian Potter (@maxapotter) October 18, 2021

This article was originally published on HuffPost. It has since been updated.



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