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Judge Rejects Trump’s Bid for Capitol Attack Records in Election Defense

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Judge Rejects Trump's Bid for Capitol Attack Records in Election Defense

(CTN News) – The former president claimed that documents about the congressional inquiry into the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, could be pertinent to his defense against allegations of election tampering; however, a judge denied his request for access to these papers on Monday.

Trump “has not sufficiently justified his requests” for information related to the Democratic-led House of Representatives probe, which ended in 2022, according to U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan of Washington.

The president’s legal team claimed that transcripts and video recordings of interviews with law enforcement officers were “missing” from the House probe, so they attempted to demand these documents.

The court found that Trump had previously received written transcripts of the interviews from the prosecution and that his lawyers had failed to demonstrate how the video recordings could have aided his case.

“Trump Faces Legal Hurdles: Pleads Not Guilty in 2020 Election Interference Case”

On charges that he attempted to fraudulently reverse his 2020 election loss, Trump has entered a not-guilty plea. This is one of four criminal prosecutions that Trump, the Republican nominee frontrunner in 2024, is facing, according to Special Counsel Jack Smith.

On Monday, Smith’s team revealed additional details of the January search warrant issued to Twitter, now known as X, to obtain information about Trump’s account in response to a separate court ruling.

Court documents show that the order requested details about any devices that accessed his’s account from 2020 to 2021 and included any direct messages sent or received from the account.

When Donald’s followers rioted at the Capitol in 2021, Twitter deactivated his account. Following CEO Elon Musk’s takeover of the site in November 2022, the sanction was lifted.

Although Twitter was against the decision, prosecutors successfully had a judge prohibit the firm from alerting Trump about the warrant.

His attorneys announced on Monday that Trump will be called upon to testify again on December 11 in his continuing civil fraud trial in New York.

Trump rejected the New York attorney general’s claims that he overstated his net worth to deceive lenders in his irate and disorganized testimony on November 6.

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