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DONALD Trump has filed a lawsuit to keep documents related to the January 6 riot at the Capitol secret, claiming “executive privilege.

The former president filed the lawsuit against the House select committee investigating the riot and the National Archives on Monday in DC District Court, according to CNN.

The suit aims to block the House committee’s investigation from looking into White House records detailing his actions before and during the riot.

It claims the House’s request for documents “are unprecedented in their breadth and scope and are untethered from any legitimate legislative purpose.”

Also on Monday Trump answered questions in an ongoing lawsuit.

Former President Trump reportedly gave a videotaped testimony on a case “brought by protesters about his security team’s efforts to crack down on a protest during the early days of his first presidential campaign in 2015”, according to Fox News.

The protest at the core of the suit took place on September 3, 2015, and was in response to comments Trump made about Mexico and Mexican immigrants.

A number of protesters claim they were assaulted while the demonstration was being broken up, and have sued Trump,  the Trump Organization, his 2016 campaign, and security officials. 

The deposition came after comedian Jon Stewart criticized the media coverage of Trump.

“I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as if he’s Magneto and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the U.S.,” Stewart said on CNN.

“He’s just been an effective vessel, but he’s not singing new songs. I think it’s a mistake to focus it all on this one individual.”

Read our Donald Trump live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • BIDEN ON TRUMP’S LAWSUIT

    President Joe Biden has responded to a lawsuit filed by former President Trump to keep White House records from the House committee investigating the January 6 riot at the capitol.

  • RESPONSE TO NEW LAWSUIT, CONTINUED

    Many have taken to Twitter to respond to Trump’s filing of a lawsuit to keep White House documents related to the January 6 riot sealed.

  • RESPONSE TO NEW LAWSUIT

    Many have taken to Twitter to respond to Trump’s filing of a lawsuit to keep documents related to the January 6 riot secret.

  • TRUMP’S CHILDREN, PART TWO

    Trump’s youngest child with first wife Ivana, 36-year-old Eric joined the Trump organisation in 2006.

    He also established the Eric Trump Foundation in 2006 – an organisation whose purpose is to raise money for terminally ill children.

    26-year-old Tiffany is Trump’s only child with his second wife, Marla Maples.

    Trump’s youngest child, 14-year-old Barron, is his only child with current wife and First Lady Melania Trump. Born in 2006 – a year after his parents’ 2005 nuptials.

  • TRUMP’S CHILDREN

    Trump’s oldest child, 42-year-old Donald Jr, is a real estate developer and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization.

    As well as working for his father’s organisation, he also appeared on numerous episodes of his father’s TV show, The Apprentice.

    Ivanka, 38, is a businesswoman and former fashion model.

    The mother-of-three is married to Jared Kushner, a real estate developer – and she converted to Judaism, her husband’s religion.

  • TRUMP ON THE PROTEST AT CENTER OF LAWSUIT

    Former President Trump said in an affidavit in 2016 that he has no knowledge about the situation at the protest, according to NBC News.

    He has also claimed he wasn’t directly involved in hiring security personnel.

    His lawyers have tried to keep him from testifying but the judge involved says his testimony was “indispensable.”

  • ANOTHER LAWSUIT

    Trump has filed a lawsuit to keep documents related to the January 6 riot at the Capitol sealed, claiming “executive privilege.

    The former president filed the lawsuit against the House select committee investigating the riot and the National Archives on Monday in DC District Court, according to CNN.

    The suit aims to block the House committee’s investigation from looking into his actions before and during the riot.

    It claims the House’s request for documents “are unprecedented in their breadth and scope and are untethered from any legitimate legislative purpose.”

  • TRUMP’S STATEMENT ON DEPOSITION

    “After years of litigation, I was pleased to have had the opportunity to tell my side of this ridiculous story—just one more example of baseless harassment of your favorite President,” Trump told The Daily Beast.

    Trump is being sued by a group of activists who claim they were assaulted at Trump tower by the former president’s security team during a protest in 2015.

  • TRUMP FIRES BACK

    A spokesperson for the Trump Organization has denied that former president Trump refused to answer several questions during his Monday deposition, as his accusers’ lawyer Benjamin Dictor claimed.

    “Mr. Dictor’s claim is completely false,” said Amanda Miller, according to the Daily Beast.

    “President Trump answered every single question that was asked of him at his deposition today. There was not a single question he did not answer. They were just not the answers Mr. Dictor was hoping for,” she added.

  • HOW MANY TIMES WAS TRUMP IMPEACHED?

    On December 18, 2019, an action on impeachment was initiated when the House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

    Democrats in the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for a second time after the events at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

    Trump is the first president in US history to be impeached twice after the House charged him with “incitement of insurrection” over the US Capitol siege on January 13, 2021.

  • ‘NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW.

    Benjamin Dictor, the attorney for the men suing Trump, said on Monday that “what transpired in this building today is that there was demonstration that our processes, our legal processes still work,” per CNN.

    Dictor added: “The judicial system still works. No one is above the law.

    “Donald John Trump sat in a chair, put his right hand up and he took an oath, he took an oath to tell the truth. And nothing but the truth. And he answered questions for several hours with his counsel present and that is part of what we call due process in this country.

    “And maybe some of us forget that that applies to everyone, in the course of the last several years but I think today serves as a demonstration that our institutions are intact and the rule of law is supreme above all else in this country.”

  • ‘EXACTLY HOW YOU’D EXPECT HIM TO BE.

    According to CNN, After Trump’s deposition on Monday the accusers’ lawyer Benjamin Dictor said: “The President was exactly how you would expect him to be, he answered questions the way you would expect Mr. Trump to answer questions and conducted himself in a manner that you would expect Mr. Trump to conduct himself.”

  • TESTIFIED FOR FOUR HOURS

    On Monday Trump answered questions related to a 2015 lawsuit for about 4.5 hours, according to CNN.

    Several men allege they were assaulted by Trump’s security team during a protest outside of Trump Tower.

    “We examined Mr. Trump on a variety of issues including statements he has made at various campaign events and rallies that counsel believes encouraged violence at those events or encouraged security guards to engage in violence or the confiscation of property,” said Benjamin Dictor, attorney for the accusers.

  • THE ARRIVAL

    Donald Trump arrived at Trump Tower in NYC on Monday to give filmed testimony on a lawsuit filed back in 2015.

  • WHAT HAS TRUMP’S NIECE MARY SAID ABOUT HIM?

    Mary’s tell-all book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, claims the former president’s emotional problems stems from childhood trauma brought on by his parents.

    Mary, a clinical psychologist, says Trump’s father manipulated, neglected and emotionally abused him.

    She also wrote that Trump paid someone else to take his SATs while in high school and she revealed she was the source for the New York Times investigation into Donald’s taxes.

    She went on to say Trump’s lying was primarily a mode meant to convince other people he was better than he actually was.

  • SUING HIS NIECE

    President Donald Trump is suing his niece, Mary Trump, for disclosing his tax information.

    Mary Trump has been named in the lawsuit which is seeking damages believed to be no less than $100 million.

    The lawsuit came on the heels of her tell-all book criticizing the then-president.

  • JON STEWART CRITICIZES MEDIA COVERAGE OF TRUMP

    “I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as if he’s Magneto and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the U.S.,” Stewart said on CNN.

    “He’s just been an effective vessel, but he’s not singing new songs. I think it’s a mistake to focus it all on this one individual.”

  • LAWSUIT

    On Monday Donald Trump gave videotaped testimony on a case “brought by protesters about his security team’s efforts to crack down on a protest during the early days of his first presidential campaign in 2015,” according to Fox News.

    The protest at the core of the suit took place on September 3, 2015, responding to comments Trump made about Mexico and Mexican immigrants.

    Several protesters claim they were assaulted while the demonstration was being broken up and have sued Trump,  the Trump Organization, his 2016 campaign, and security officials.

  • HACKED, CONTINUED

    In November 2020, the same hacker defaced Joe Biden’s official campaign website’s subdomain, “vote.joebiden.com”.

    Biden’s website displayed a message in Turkish with the country’s flag placed at the top with aliases and usernames such as “MarbeyliWerom,” “b4rbarøsas,” and “oneshot”.

    At the end of the note, a photo of the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Abdul Hamid II, was also placed with a footer note saying: “We are the ones who stopped the tanks with their bare hands on the night of July 15.

    “We are those who killed death that night. We have been waiting for Archers Hill for 15 centuries! We are the keepers of that golden banner that will never miss its shadow on us.” 

  • WEBSITE HACKED

    Trump’s website was reportedly hacked by a Turkish and Muslim Hacktivist, who warned: “Do not be like those who forgot Allah.”

    On Monday, Hacker RootAyyildiz took credit for the earlier hacking of the former president’s donaldjtrump.com website.

    The message, written in Turkish, said: “Do not be like those who forgot Allah, so Allah made them forget themselves. Here they really went astray.”

    The office of Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Sun.

  • TRUMP’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENTS AS PRESIDENT, PART 2

    • Suspending the White House press pass of CNN journalist Jim Acosta following 2018 midterms.
    • His rift with London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
    • When he tweeted calling now former UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch “very stupid”
    • Crossing the Korean border in June 2019.
    • Dismissed the UN’s request to investigate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    • Becomes third President to be impeached but acquitted by the Senate.
    • Repeatedly describing the coronavirus as the “China Virus”.
    • When he suggested injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus.
    • Stoking “birther” conspiracy theory about presumptive Democrat VP nominee Kamala Harris.
  • TRUMP’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENTS AS PRESIDENT

    Some of Trump’s most controversial moments include:

    • When he tweeted telling four minority US congresswomen to “go back” to their “crime infested” countries
    • Separating migrant children taken from their parents at the US border
    • When he responded to the Charlottesville violence by saying “Very fine people on both sides”
    • He still hasn’t released his tax returns
    • The Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion
    • His ‘Muslim travel ban’
    • Attempts to build a wall on the southern border
    • The longest ever government shutdown
    • The Stormy Daniels scandal
    • When he mocked Christine Blasey Ford in front of a cheering audience
    • His “nuclear button” tweets about North Korea
    • When he signed an order banning most transgender troops from serving in the US military.
  • DID TRUMP HAVE COVID?

    Trump previously revealed on Twitter that he tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, October 2, 2020.

    The president said that he and the first lady entered quarantine “immediately” after receiving their diagnoses.

    “We will get through this TOGETHER!” he said at the time.

    In February 2021 Dr Fauci said he was surprised Trump survived Covid-19 due to his weight and height.

  • DEPOSITION CONCLUDED

    Trump’s deposition reportedly concluded after several hours on Monday.

    “NEW: Former president Donald Trump’s deposition for a 2015 lawsuit filed by several protesters who allege they were assaulted by Trump’s guards has concluded,” a repoter shared on Twitter around 3pm ET.

    “Ben Dictor, one of the attorneys who represents those protesters says Trump took questions for several hours under oath.”

  • WHERE WILL TRUMP GIVE HIS DEPOSITION?

    Former President Donald Trump returned to New York City for the deposition.

    He is set to record his deposition Monday in Trump Tower. 


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