President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents. — White House counsel Dana Remus
President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents. — White House counsel Dana Remus

The constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be used to shield, from Congress or the public, information that reflects a clear and apparent effort to subvert the Constitution itself. — White House counsel Dana Remus
The constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be used to shield, from Congress or the public, information that reflects a clear and apparent effort to subvert the Constitution itself. — White House counsel Dana Remus

Biden White House denies Trump's attempt to use 'executive privilege' to conceal records from January 6 committee: report
  • The Biden administration dealt a blow to former President Trump on the January 6 investigation.
  • White House counsel Dana Remus rejected a request fromRemus instructed the National Archives to turn over documents related to the insurrection.
A request from former President Donald Trump's legal team to insulate him and his former advisors from the House investigation into the January 6 insurrection was rejected by the Biden White House on Friday, according to NBC News.

NBC News obtained a letter from White House Counsel Dana Remus instructing the National Archives to turn over "an initial batch of documents" related to the House committee's request.

The Trump legal team was trying to keep those documents secret, arguing that they fell under "executive privilege" despite none of the people involved — Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon, and other Trump advisors — currently serving in the White House.

"President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents," Remus wrote, according to NBC News.

John Dean, who served as White House Counsel in the Nixon administration during the Watergate scandal, on Thursday told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the Trump legal team's interpretation of executive privilege is "legally meritless."

"These are unique and extraordinary circumstances," Remus continued in the letter, addressing the Trump legal team's claim of executive privilege. "Congress is examining an assault on our Constitution and democratic institutions provoked and fanned by those sworn to protect them, and the conduct under investigation extends far beyond typical deliberations concerning the proper discharge of the President's constitutional responsibilities.

"The constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be used to shield, from Congress or the public, information that reflects a clear and apparent effort to subvert the Constitution itself," she added.
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