November 9, 2021 By Courtney Kramer, Esq.
The Select Committee investigating the events on January 6, when Donald Trump was still president, is asking the White House to produce documents relating to that day. Trump has filed a motion asking the court to issue a preliminary injunction on the ground that these documents are both private and privileged and should not be produced.
Then, on October 30, 2021, something peculiar happened: the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), acting through the DOJ, filed a brief opposing Trump's motion. NARA should never have done this, and the court should rightfully ignore it. "Non-partisan" government entities should not be writing and submitting opposition briefs in politically fraught lawsuits. Doing so only leads to the further politicization of every aspect of our government.