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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trump Bid to Block Release of Documents to Jan. 6 Select Committee

WASHINGTON (CBS News) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday spurned a request from former President Donald Trump to block the release of documents from the Trump White House to the House select committee investigating the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

The order from the high court clears the way for the National Archives to turn over to House investigators records they requested related to the breach of the Capitol by scores of Trump's supporters. President Biden waived executive privilege over the documents.

Trump asked the high court last month to stop the transfer of records to the select committee after a federal appeals court in the District of Columbia rejected his efforts to shield the documents from lawmakers.

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