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. pic.twitter.com/CMJi8omPkh 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. https://t.co/i3m5SbMKWV 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. https://t.co/UXheoscuJ0 Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 18, 2021
It's amazing that he did it.
Yes, it is true.
Oh my. https://t.co/UoQ09DRLVW 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. https://t.co/LGmaZmYf1v Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 18, 2021
He cares deeply about democracy and the rule-of-law, there is no doubt. https://t.co/m0AHvfQYQ2 Maximillian Potter (@maxapotter) October 18, 2021
This article was originally published on HuffPost. It has since been updated.