Biden announced that he would not stop Trump’s records from going to the Jan 6th committee.
President Joe Biden will not shield former President Donald Trump’s records from the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by invoking executive privilege, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
Asked about Trump’s assertion that he would fight subpoenas from the Jan. 6 Select Committee by invoking the presidential power, Psaki said that decision ultimately lies with Biden.
“We take this matter incredibly seriously,” she said. “The president has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege, and so we will respond promptly to these questions as they arise, and certainly, as they come up from Congress.”
Now, we have this.
Trump is planning to sue Joe Biden to block the release of January 6th records.
SCOOP: Trump plans to sue Biden to block the release of White House records to the Jan. 6 committee, per source — potentially touching off an extended legal battle he aims to run out the clock. @GuardianUS https://t.co/GPogrpLUuC
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) September 29, 2021
Donald Trump is preparing to sue to block the release of White House records from his administration to the House select committee scrutinizing the 6 January attack on the Capitol by claiming executive privilege, potentially touching off an extended legal battle over disclosure.
The former president also expects top aides – former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, strategist Steve Bannon and defense department aide Kash Patel – to defy select committee subpoenas for records and testimony.
Trump’s moves to try to resist the select committee, informed by a source familiar with his planning, are likely to lead to constitutional clashes in court that would test the power of Congress’s oversight authority over the executive branch.
Trump has already released a statement promising to fight subpoenas from the sham Jan 6th committee.
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