January 6 panel stands down on request for some Trump documents after pushback from Biden administration


As a result, the committee won’t be getting hundreds of pages of National Security Council records. But the documents may not have been all that helpful, anyway.

The revelation comes in a new round of letters about the status of Trump-era documents held by the National Archives. It’s the first time the Biden administration appears to have pushed back significantly against the House select committee, as the National Archives works through thousands of pages of records from the Trump administration at the request of the House committee.

At least some of the House’s document requests appear to have gone too far, even for the Biden administration. Such a development isn’t out of the ordinary during a congressional inquiry into West Wing affairs, but it hadn’t emerged yet for the House select committee, which had been essentially aligned with the Biden White House on questions of access.

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