The White House rejected the request made by Donald Trump to protect the records on the robbery of the Capitol

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The White House formally rejected the request made by former President Donald Trump to exercise executive privileges and prevent the delivery of a series of documents demanded by the House committee investigating the January 6 assault on the Capitol.

Dana Remus, the adviser to the White House, sent a letter to the National Archives to notify that the president, Joe Biden, “has considered the request of the former president” and that “additional consultations” have been carried out with the Department of Justice to address the situation.

“For the same reasons set forth in my previous letter, the President maintains his conclusion that the request for an executive privilege is not in the interest of the United States and that, therefore, it is not justified in any of the documents delivered to the White House. on September 8, 2021″, he explained.

Thus, he has stressed in his letter, published by the White House through its website, that “Biden does not ratify the former president’s request for the privilege” and said that there is an order for the National Archive “to hand over the pages to the Select Committee. identified as privileged by the former president”.

“Given the urgency of the need for the Select Committee for information, the president orders that these pages be delivered within 30 days after the notification to the former president, regardless of any judicial order,” Remus has riveted.

Biden’s rejection of Trump’s request was confirmed Friday by White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki, although it has now been made official through the publication of Remus’ letter to the National Archives.

Robbery of the Capitol

INVESTIGATION ON THE ASSAULT

The committee opened an extensive investigation into the assault on the Capitol, carried out by Trump supporters to try to stop the confirmation of Biden’s electoral victory and that left five dead, which includes the request for documents from various federal agencies, including the National Archives, and “all documents and communications in the White House” during that day.

In this context, the committee demanded the delivery of documents from Jeffrey Clark, a former high-ranking official in the Department of Justice who, according to the agency, would have been involved in the then president’s attempts to question the validity of the election results 2020.

“The Select Committee must understand all the details about the efforts within the previous Administration to delay the certification of the 2020 elections and amplify misinformation about the election results,” said committee chair Bennie Thompson.