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US court rejects bid by Trump to block riot papers******
A US federal judge rejected former President Donald Trump's request to block the release of documents to the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot.。
In denying a preliminary injunction, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan said on Tuesday that Congress had a strong public interest in obtaining records that could shed light on a violent insurrection mounted by the former president's supporters. She added that President Joe Biden had the authority to waive executive privilege over the documents despite Trump's assertions otherwise.。
Barring a court order, the National Archives plans to turn over Trump's records to the committee by tomorrow. But Trump's lawyers swiftly promised an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The case will likely eventually head to the US Supreme Court.。
"At bottom, this is a dispute between a former and incumbent President," Chutkan wrote. "And the Supreme Court has already made clear that in such circumstances, the incumbent's view is accorded greater weight."
Trump "does not acknowledge the deference owed" to Biden's judgment as the current president, Chutkan said. She noted examples of past presidents declining to assert executive privilege and rejected what she said was Trump's claim that executive privilege "exists in perpetuity."
"Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President," she said.。
According to an earlier court filing from the archives, the records include call logs, drafts of remarks and speeches and handwritten notes from Trump's then-chief of staff, Mark Meadows. There are also copies of talking points from then-press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and "a draft Executive Order on the topic of election integrity," the National Archives has said.。
Democratic House member from Mississippi Bennie Thompson, who chairs the House committee, said in a statement after the ruling that the records are crucial for understanding the attack and "in my view, there couldn't be a more compelling public interest than getting answers about an attack on our democracy."
On CNN, Thompson said Trump should stop behaving like a "spoiled brat."
The nine-member House committee is investigating not just Trump's conduct on January 6 – when he told a rally to "fight like hell" shortly before rioters overran law enforcement – but his efforts in the months before the riot to challenge election results or obstruct a peaceful transfer of power. The committee has interviewed more than 150 witnesses and issued more than 30 subpoenas, including ones announced on Tuesday to McEnany and former top adviser Stephen Miller. It is unclear, so far, whether the lawmakers will eventually call Trump to testify.。
Trump has repeatedly attacked the committee's work and continued to promote unfounded conspiracy theories about widespread fraud in the election, despite the fact that Biden's win was certified by all 50 states and his claims have been rebuked by courts across the country.。
In suing to block the National Archives from turning over documents, Trump called the House panel's request a "vexatious, illegal fishing expedition" that was "untethered from any legitimate legislative purpose."
Talleres stay in touch with leaders River Plate******
BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Talleres Cordoba kept alive their Argentine Primera Division title hopes on Saturday with a 2-0 home win over Godoy Cruz.。
Defenders Rafael Perez and Juan Komar scored in the 60th and 72nd minutes as Talleres secured their 12th win of the season.。
Alexander Medina's men remain second in the 26-team standings, four points behind leaders River Plate, who have a game in hand.。
Godoy Cruz are 13th, with 26 points from 20 matches.。
Meanwhile, Colon stayed in touch with the top four courtesy of a 3-0 home victory over Platense.。
Eric Meza scored on the stroke of halftime before Christian Bernardi and Rodrigo Aliendro netted second-half goals as Colon rose to fifth, 11 points behind River Plate. Platense are 17th with 23 points.。
In other Primera Division fixtures on Saturday, Independiente won 3-0 at home to Arsenal Sarandi, and Racing Club prevailed 2-0 at Atletico Tucuman. Enditem。