Jen Psaki (White House Press Secretary) confirmed that President Joe Biden was “cooperating” with Congress’s Jan 6th Select Committee’s requests to investigate the activities of former President Donald Trump on that day. She concluded that no “executive privilege” is warranted in regard to the first documents being turned over.
Psaki responded to a question about whether Psaki would like to know if the White House has authorized the National Archives to hand over documents related to January 6, 2009. That day was a crisis of existential proportions and an opportunity to test whether democracy can survive.”
Psaki denied the political motivation behind denial of privilege amid growing speculation that Trump would challenge Biden 2024.
Psaki stated that there is nothing politically about working for Jan. 6’s avertissement.
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Psaki explained that “the president is committed to making sure that nothing like this never happens again.” He also said that the administration was cooperating with continuing investigations. This included the January 6 select commission to uncover what happened. The president determined, as part of the process that executive privilege was not necessary for the first set documents from Trump White House which have been given to us by National Archives.
Psaki stated that it “will continue and this first set is not the end of this process.” The White House will also “evaluate privilege issues on a case to case basis,” she stated.
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In a letter to the National Archives from White House Counsel Dana Remus, which was obtained by NBC News, a request from Trump’s attorneys to withhold documents requested by the committee regarding Trump’s actions on January 6 was rejected. The letter said that President Biden had determined that asserting executive privilege was not in the United States’ best interests and could therefore not be justified.