The The White House Formally rejected Donald TrumpRequest for his proposition Executive privilege To protect a group of documents from the House Committee, which is investigating on January 6th The Capital Riot.
A letter to the National Archives last Friday was released on Wednesday, the White House Adviser’s Office said Joe Biden The agency had been “instructed” to comply with the request of the House Select Committee.
White House counsel Dana Remus sent a letter to US National Archivist David Ferriero, saying, “Your president must provide documents no later than 30 days without any arbitration court order.”
“The President maintains his decision, the assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interest of the United States, and therefore there is no justification for any documents provided to the White House on September 8, 2021,” the letter said.
The letter said, “President Biden does not uphold the privilege of the former president.”
In a statement last week, Mr Trump said the requests to release documents were “not based on law or fact and are just a game for these politicians. They don’t care about our country or the American people.”
He later wrote to the National Archives, objecting to the release of documents asserting his “executive privilege.”
This new move by the White House is considered a bid Increase the riot investigation.
The House Committee is set to recommend the Justice Department to prosecute Mr. Trump’s former aides if he ignores or refuses to follow congressional subdivisions.
Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said Mr Trump, who did not appear to testify and submit, was “ready” to recommend a criminal case against members of his inner circle.
“We want to make sure these witnesses come and testify, and we are ready to force the Justice Department to prosecute someone who has not done a legal duty,” Mr Schiff said.
Former defending attorney general Jeffrey Rosen was reported to testify before the committee on Wednesday.
The Investigative Committee released a statement last week stating that two of the former president’s aides – former chief of staff Mark Meadows and home staffer Kash Patel – refrained from following the committee’s requests.
Benny Thompson, chairman of the Investigative Committee and Vice President Liz Cheney, said the committee “does not allow any witnesses to dispute legal advice or to try to run away from the clock, and …
Meanwhile, the committee issued a subpoena Jeffrey Clark, A former judicial official from the Trump administration has urged the country’s federal law enforcement tool to cancel Mr. Trump’s results of the 2020 election.
White House Secretary Jen Saki said last Friday that Mr Biden wanted to ensure that an event like the Capital Riot “will never happen again so the administration is cooperating with the ongoing investigation.”