White House press secretary Jen Psaki had telegraphed the move two weeks ago, saying President Joe Biden had already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege related to Jan. 6 requests.
But White House officials added that they had not yet done so related to requests from the Select Committee, and would make any determinations on a case-by-case basis.
That request sought everything from Twitter messages, phone and visitor logs, and any videos and photos of events he participated in.
It has been producing relevant documents both to Trump’s legal representatives and the Biden White House on a regular basis since then.
A White House official could not characterize what specific documents are included in that set, beyond saying that they will shed light on certain events within the White House on Jan. 6.
The National Archives now has to formally notify the White House of Trump's assertion, and it’s highly likely that Biden will again reject it, which could prompt a legal challenge from Trump.
White House officials told NBC News on Friday they were anticipating the assertion, as Remus indicated in her earlier letter. »