White House press secretary Jen Psaki made it official. Biden will not be invoking the executive’s privilege to block Trump documents from the 1/6 committee.
Jen Psaki makes it official. Biden won’t block any Trump-related documents from the 1/6 committee. She goes on to say that the Biden government is working on the 1/6 inquiries. pic.twitter.com/hj2cfIwYEY
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 24, 2021
When asked what Biden would do if Trump asked him to block documents from the committee, Psaki said, “Me I don’t know of any Range. We don’t get regular contact from the former president or his team. I think it’s safe to assume. I would say we take this Matter incredibly serious. The president already has concluded that it wouldn’t be suitable to assert executive power Privilege, and so we will respond to them immediately Asking how they show up and certainly how they come from Congress. “
The White House later made it clear that decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, which doesn’t change Psaki’s original statement:
UPDATE: The White House goes back to Psaki’s comment, suggesting that it was just referring to an earlier decision not to rely on the privilege of the executive branch to protect certain DOJ documents and testimony.
Other decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, says WH.
– Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) September 24, 2021
The press secretary went on to say that the Biden administration is cooperating with various investigations by Congress into the 1/6 attack.
Biden will help the committee ensure Trump is tried on 1/6.
Previously it was reported that the Biden administration tended to hand over whatever the 1/6 committee asked for. Jen Psaki made it official. Biden is not going to help Trump cover up on the pretext of protecting the executive branch.
Trump’s days when he could do a cover-up are long gone.
The 1/6 Committee will get the documents and information they need, and in doing so, the American people will finally learn the full story of Donald Trump and the attack on the Capitol.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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