Biden had already rejected a request by Trump earlier this month to assert “executive privilege” over 47 documents that the House committee investigating the Capitol attack had requested from the National Archives.
“President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States,” Remus wrote.
“Accordingly, President Biden does not uphold the former president’s assertion of privilege.”.
The letter from Remus does suggest, however, that there are some documents that the White House does not want to release.
Then-President Donald Trump speaks to supporters on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress prepares to certify the Electoral College votes.
In January, Trump became the first president in 232 years of U.S. elections to refuse to turn over power peacefully to his successor.
“When you catch somebody in a fraud, you’re allowed to go by very different rules,” Trump said. »