What happened during the incursion at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was ugly. However, it looks like it’s being turned into an excuse for yet another witch hunt against former President Donald Trump.
A federal judge blocked a preliminary injunction Trump filed against the House and National Archives to prevent some 700 documents from being handed over, the Washington Examiner reported. Trump’s legal team declared executive privilege which the judge denied in Tuesday’s ruling.
“Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President,” Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., wrote in her opinion. The judge had also blocked an “administrative stay” filed Monday, thus allowing the first set of documents to be delivered Friday.
Trump’s legal team promptly filed the appeal after the decision was handed down. Jesse Binnall, attorney to the former president, said that releasing the documents this week would come “before judicial review is complete and before President Trump has had the opportunity to be fully and fairly heard.”
Democrats have been trying to club conservatives with Jan. 6 since the day it happened, calling it a deadly insurrection despite it being neither. In fact, the only person killed was a female unarmed veteran Ashli Babbitt.
Prior to the events that day, most recent police shootings were characterized as the work of bloodthirsty cops. However, the officer who shot Babbitt was cleared of any wrongdoing despite the fact that it was, by all contemporaneous accounts, a bad shoot, Fox News reported.
The events of that day have been used to further smear Trump, and judging by the other frivolous investigations against him, this will be one more attempt to ruin his good name. It’s likely they don’t even know what they’ll find in these documents, but they’re hoping to get something — anything — to finally smite their archenemy.
The judge’s decision may not be fair, but the saving grace is that Trump has come out clean on the other side of every investigation against him. It’s almost a miracle that a New York real estate mogul and reality TV star is that squeaky clean.