Canada Markets closed
  • S&P/TSX

    20,762.03
    +297.43 (+1.45%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,577.10
    +64.06 (+1.42%)
     
  • DOW

    34,639.79
    +617.75 (+1.82%)
     
  • CAD/USD

    0.7794
    -0.0014 (-0.1816%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    67.00
    +0.50 (+0.75%)
     
  • BTC-CAD

    72,254.62
    -1,337.40 (-1.82%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,433.52
    -5.36 (-0.37%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,772.10
    +9.40 (+0.53%)
     
  • RUSSELL 2000

    2,206.33
    +58.91 (+2.74%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.4480
    +0.0140 (+0.98%)
     
  • NASDAQ futures

    15,898.00
    -90.50 (-0.57%)
     
  • VOLATILITY

    27.95
    -3.17 (-10.19%)
     
  • FTSE

    7,129.21
    -39.47 (-0.55%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,711.72
    -41.65 (-0.15%)
     
  • CAD/EUR

    0.6898
    -0.0007 (-0.10%)
     

Trump's executive privilege claim in Capitol riot case gets Nov. 4 hearing

·1 min read
Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends a rally in Perry

By Jan Wolfe and Doina Chiacu 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A U.S. judge will consider on Nov. 4 former President Donald Trump's claim of executive privilege in response to a document request from a congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. 

Trump on Monday sued the Jan. 6 Select Committee, alleging members made an illegal request for his White House records as part of their investigation. 

Related video: House holds Bannon in contempt, seeks prosecution

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Trump asserted that materials sought by the House of Representatives committee are covered by a legal doctrine known as executive privilege, which protects the confidentiality of some White House communications. 

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who was designated by random assignment to hear the lawsuit, on Friday signed off an agreement by Trump and the committee to expedite the case for a Nov. 4 oral argument. 

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe and Doina Chiacu; editing by Philippa Fletcher) 

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting