President Biden is once again refusing to exert executive privilege over a tranche of documents former President Trump is trying to keep away from a special congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Trump has already filed a lawsuit to block the release of other documents sought by the House select committee to Investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, a panel that has already held former Trump associate Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying a subpoena to appear. The committee hasn't ruled out subpoenaing the former president as part of its ongoing probe. In a letter sent Monday to National Archivist David Ferriero, who is also being sued by Mr. Trump, White House counsel Dana Remus wrote the president has no plans to exert executive privilege over other Trump documents sought by the committee, keeping consistent with his earlier stance first made public earlier this month. "President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified, as to the documents provided to the White House on September 16, 2021, and September 23, 2021 . . . read the full article here.
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FAC: the White House
DATE: Monday, January 6, October 18, 2021, September 16, 2021, September 23, 2021, earlier this month