Jan 6 Committee Probing Capitol Riot Defers To Lay Hands On Trump Administration Records

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At the request of the Biden White House, the Jan 6 committee has agreed to defer its attempt to get hands on several pages of documents from the previous administration under Donald Trump.

According to Associated Press, this is in response to concerns by the Biden administration that releasing all the requested documents could compromise executive privilege and national security. Trump’s efforts to cite executive privilege to block the release of records connected to Jan 6, the day when the Capitol was attacked, have been repeatedly rejected by President Joe Biden. But Biden’s White House is now working with the committee investigating the riot to shield some records from being turned over.

In a Dec. 16 letter from the White House counsel’s office, the agreement to keep some Trump administration documents away from the committee is mentioned. In one of two letters to the…

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