White House pushes back Trump’s plan to assert “executive privilege” to avoid his role in the Capitol riot coming under scrutiny – .

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White House pushes back Trump’s plan to assert “executive privilege” to avoid his role in the Capitol riot coming under scrutiny – .


President Joe Biden will not invoke executive privilege to prevent Donald Trump’s phone records from being shared with the commission of inquiry into the Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the press secretary said on Friday. White House, Jen Psaki.
“The President has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to invoke executive privilege and therefore we will respond quickly to these questions as they arise,” Psaki said at a press briefing. .

“We have worked closely with congressional committees and others as they strive to shed light on what happened on January 6, an incredibly dark day for our democracy.”

A select committee investigating the deadly attack on the Capitol has summoned four of Mr. Trump’s closest associates to appear in court, including former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Councilor Steve Bannon.

Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino and former Defense Ministry official Kash Patel were also subpoenaed on Thursday.

Committee Chairman Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi sent letters to the four saying he was investigating “the facts, circumstances and causes” of the attack and asked them to produce documents. and to appear for depositions at some point in the middle of next month.

Mr. Trump has pledged to fight subpoenas “on executive privilege and other grounds.”

He could now be forced to challenge subpoenas in court.

Ms Psaki added that the White House was taking the Capitol Riots investigation “incredibly seriously”.

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