The White House has formally rejected an attempt by the former President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to raise debt ceiling Georgian reporter said state ‘will continue to be a major battleground’ Texas County Election Officer Trump resigned after campaigning for ‘oust MORE to assert executive privilege over a set of documents requested by a House panel investigating the January 6 riots on Capitol Hill.
White House lawyer Dana RemusDana RemusTrump, Elections, and January 6: What You Might Have Missed This Week, in a letter to the National Archives dated October 8 but published on Wednesday, said President BidenJoe BidenHouse Votes To Raise Debt Ceiling On The Money – House Pushes Debt Ceiling Until December Overnight Health Care – Introduced by National Council for Mental Wellness – Progressive: Benefit Extensions “non-negotiable” health insurance PLUS reviewed Trump’s request to assert executive privilege and determined that it “is not in the best interest of the United States and therefore is not supported by any of the documents provided to the White House on September 8, 2021 “.
“Accordingly, President Biden does not confirm the former President’s assertion of privilege,” Remus wrote.
As a result, the National Archives will be required to hand over the documents as part of the investigation on January 6, except for legal intervention.
Trump sent a letter to the National Archives last Friday saying he wanted to assert executive privilege to prevent the committee from obtaining more than 40 of the documents he requested, saying he had determined that the files “contain information subject to executive privilege, including presidential communications and deliberate process privileges.
White House Biden last week ordered presidential file keepers to disclose an early treasure trove of Trump-era documents to the House committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol, arguing unique circumstances compel them. disclosure.
Remus’s letter was a formal part of the process required to deny Trump’s request.
Press officer Jen psakiJen PsakiOvernight Health Care – Brought to you by the National Council for Mental Wellness – Progressive: Extending ‘non-negotiable’ health insurance benefits Texas governor opens new front on vaccines forces Biden to meet in person the President of Kenya in the White House MORE told reporters last week that the administration “would assess claims for privilege on a case-by-case basis, but the president also made it clear that he believed it was of the utmost importance to Congress and the American people of the United States. ‘have a full understanding of the events of that day to prevent them from happening again. “
A House select committee is investigating the events surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising, where hundreds of pro-Trump rioters overwhelmed law enforcement and stormed the compound to end the certification of the victory of the electoral college of Biden.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify which request the White House denied.