Biden White House denies Trump's attempt to use 'executive privilege' to conceal records from January 6 committee: report

Former President Trump was dealt a serious blow by the Biden administration in relation to the January 6 investigation.
According to NBC, White House counsel Dana Remus refused to accept a request by Trump's legal team.

Remus directed the National Archives to hand over documents related the the insurrection, despite Trump's request that they remain secret under "executive privelege."

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According to NBC News, the Biden White House rejected a request by former President Donald Trump's legal staff to shield him and his former advisers from the House investigation into January 6 insurrection.

NBC received a letter from White House Counsel Dana Remus instructing National Archives to turn over "an original batch of documents" in response to House committee's request.

Trump's legal team tried to keep the documents secret by arguing they were protected by "executive privilege", despite the fact that none of those involved Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon or other Trump advisors are currently in the White House.

According to NBC, Remus wrote that President Biden had determined that executive privilege was not in the United States' best interests and therefore could not be justified with respect to any documents.

John Dean was White House Counsel during Nixon's Watergate scandal and on Thursday, Anderson Cooper heard from him that Trump's interpretation of executive confidentiality is "legally unjustifiable."

Remus wrote that "these are extraordinary circumstances" and addressed the claim of executive privilege made by Trump's legal team. "Congress is investigating an attack on our Constitution and democratic institution, provoked and fanned in by those sworn not to protect them. The conduct under investigation goes far beyond the typical deliberations about the proper discharge of President's constitutional responsibilities.

She added that "the constitutional protections of executive privilege shouldn't be used to shield from Congress and the public information that reflects an obvious and apparent attempt to subvert Constitution itself."

Bannon was not a White House employee when the Capitol siege took place, which made it one of the most obvious issues in Trump's attempt to claim executive privilege.

Insider requested comment from Trump's legal team but they did not immediately respond.

Insider also requested comment from the White House, but they did not respond immediately.

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