FILE PHOTO: U.S. Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) speak to the press after the House Select Committee hearing investigating the Jan. 6 attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
October 18, 2021
By Jan Wolfe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday against the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, alleging it made an “illegal, unfounded, and overbroad” request for his White House records.
Trump asserted in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that materials sought by the select committee are protected by a legal doctrine called executive privilege, which protects the confidentiality of some White House records.
The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the panel’s request for materials.