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(RepublicanWire.org) – Moving as expeditiously as he could on Christmas Eve Eve, while most of the mainstream media had already headed out for a long holiday weekend, former President Donald J. Trump asked the United States Supreme Court to intervene and stop the United States House of Representatives Select Committee that is investigating what took place at the United States Capitol Complex on January 6th from obtaining records about his actions that day.

According to CNBC:

“Former President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to block a demand for White House records from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by a mob of Trump supporters.

“The request came two weeks after two lower courts rejected Trump’s argument that the records are protected by executive privilege, a legal doctrine that allows some White House communications to be kept private.

“President Joe Biden had declined to invoke privilege over the disputed documents.” [emphasis added]

In addition to the filing with the Supreme Court, Trump issued a statement, saying, in part, “The people being persecuted by the January 6th Unselect Committee should simply tell the truth, that they are angry about the RIGGED Presidential Election of 2020…”

This is a breaking news report, and we will monitor the United States Supreme Court to see if they take up the case.

By law, the court is not required to accept Trump’s petition. However, legal experts and court watchers say they’d be surprised if the court didn’t take the case.

President Donald Trump wanted National Guard troops in Washington to protect his supporters at a Jan. 6 rally that ended with them attacking the U.S. Capitol, leaving five dead, Trump’s former Pentagon chief testified on Wednesday.

Former Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller told a House of Representatives panel that he spoke with Trump on Jan. 3, three days before the now-former president’s fiery speech that preceded the violence and led to his second impeachment.

According to Miller’s testimony, Trump asked during that meeting whether the District of Columbia’s mayor had requested National Guard troops for Jan. 6, the day Congress was to ratify Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

Trump told Miller to “fill” the request, the former defense secretary testified. Miller said Trump told him: “Do whatever is necessary to protect demonstrators that were executing their constitutionally protected rights.”

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) presides during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing titled “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions,” regarding the onMiller made the remarks during a contentious hearing held by the House Oversight Committee, which is investigating security failures in the days leading to and during the riot.

Representative Carolyn Maloney, the Democrat who chairs the committee, demanded answers from Miller on why National Guard troops did not arrive until hours after the building was Miller testified that the U.S. military was deliberately restrained that day when Trump’s rally turned into an assault by hundreds of his followers that left five dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

Miller testified that he was concerned in the days before Jan. 6 that sending National Guard troops to Washington would fan fears of a military coup or that Trump advisers were advocating martial law.

If Pelosi was really that concerned about protecting the Capital, wouldn’t she have accepted Trump’s request for additional troops, who’s fault is it now Nancy?