We take this matter incredibly seriously. The President has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege. — White House press secretary Jen Psaki
We take this matter incredibly seriously. The President has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege. — White House press secretary Jen Psaki

As President Biden has said, the events of January 6th were a dark stain on our country's history, and they represented an attack on the foundations of our constitution and democracy in a way that few other events have. — Michael Gwin, Director of Rapid Response at The White House
As President Biden has said, the events of January 6th were a dark stain on our country's history, and they represented an attack on the foundations of our constitution and democracy in a way that few other events have. — Michael Gwin, Director of Rapid Response at The White House

The President is deeply committed to ensuring that something like that can never happen again and he supports a thorough investigation into what occurred. — Michael Gwin, Director of Rapid Response at The White House
The President is deeply committed to ensuring that something like that can never happen again and he supports a thorough investigation into what occurred. — Michael Gwin, Director of Rapid Response at The White House

Biden decides it would be inappropriate to assert executive privilege in January 6 investigation
"We take this matter incredibly seriously," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a Friday press briefing. "The President has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege."

"We will respond promptly to these questions as they arise," Psaki added. "And certainly as they come up from Congress and certainly we have been working closely with congressional committees and others as they work to get to the bottom of what happened on January 6, an incredibly dark day in our democracy."

Later, Psaki said Biden was taking an "eye toward not asserting executive privilege," but that requests would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

... "The Administration believes strongly in the vital role this Committee is playing and will continue to work closely with it moving forward. Jen was referring to the Administration's previous decision not to assert executive privilege in the matter of certain former DOJ officials who had been called to testify before Congress," an administration official said. "The Administration will determine any future questions of executive privilege involving documents and testimony on a case-by-case basis, as Jen noted."

... Four subpoenas are going to former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, former adviser Steve Bannon and Kash Patel, a former chief of staff to then-acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller who had also served as an aide to Republican Rep. Devin Nunes.

All four of the former Trump staffers were part of the larger records request the committee had sent to government agencies last month.

The White House said on Thursday it was taking steps to release information to the committee about what Trump and his aides were doing on that day, a decision that is likely to set up a legal fight with the former President.

"As President Biden has said, the events of January 6th were a dark stain on our country's history, and they represented an attack on the foundations of our constitution and democracy in a way that few other events have," White House spokesman Michael Gwin said in a statement to CNN.

"The President is deeply committed to ensuring that something like that can never happen again and he supports a thorough investigation into what occurred," Gwin said. "That's why his Administration has been engaging with Congress on matters relating to January 6 for several months now and will continue to do so, including with the Select Committee."
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