The papers relate to Trump’s actions on the day an angry mob of supporters of the former president stormed the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington.
Trump tried to block the release of the documents. According to him, as a former president, he has the privilege to keep sensitive documents secret. Legal experts are divided on whether this applies to a former president.
The House of Representatives Commission of Inquiry wants to prosecute Trump confidants who refuse to cooperate with the investigation. The commission was formed to evaluate the role Donald Trump played in the attack on the Capitol. Most Republican MPs call the committee a charade and refuse to cooperate.
The commission has subpoenaed former advisers to the former president for their role during the storming. Former chief of staff Mark Meadows and former adviser Steve Bannon, among others, have to give an explanation, but they have so far refused to appear.
Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 this year in an attempt to prevent the official ratification of Biden’s election victory. Hundreds of sympathizers of the former president have since been arrested.