White House Strikes Deal With Jan. 6 Panel to Shield Some Trump Admin. Documents

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The Biden White House has reportedly reached an agreement with the House Select Committee to shield some Trump-era documents from the panel.

According to The Hill:

While the Biden White House has mostly rejected executive privilege requests and turned Trump-era documents over to the panel, the White House counsel’s office argued in a letter dated Dec. 16 that certain documents do not apply to the investigation and should remain protected.

President Biden recognizes that Congress has a compelling need, in service of its legislative functions, to understand the circumstances that led to the insurrection that took place on January 6, and the extraordinary events surrounding it, in order to ensure nothing similar ever happens again,” White House deputy counsel Jonathan Su wrote in the four-page letter.

“The documents for which the Select Committee has agreed to withdraw or defer its request do not appear to bear on the White House’s preparations for or response to the events of January 6, or on efforts to overturn the election or otherwise obstruct the peaceful transfer of power,” Su added, arguing that shielding those documents should not impede the committee’s investigation.

Many of the documents the committee will defer its request on either don’t pertain to the insurrection or involve deliberations by the National Security Council. If the latter were released to the committee, it could set a precedent for future administrations that could compromise presidential decisionmaking, the counsel’s office argued.

The House panel previously requested thousands of pages of documents from the National Archives related to the Trump administration. Last week, Trump asked the Supreme Court to block the panel’s records request.



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Jim Zimmerman
Jim Zimmerman
9 months ago

what happened on 6 Jan was NOT an insurrection. I wish all #Journalists would stop using that term. It just gives legitimacy to the Leftist narrative. Even #Conservitive reports are using this term. LAZY.

William P. Anderson
William P. Anderson
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim Zimmerman

OK, what do You call it?

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
9 months ago

What did the FBI call it!! There were no guns, except the one that shot Ashli Babbit, the woman who was an unarmed veteran, who posed not threat to this capital policemen, forgot his name, insurrections have ammunition

Dixekid
Dixekid
9 months ago

Call it what it was, AN INVITATION perpetrated by the many undercover FBI agent, or their underlings who encouraged American citizens to enter through door that were willingly held open by house police, one of which MURDERED an unarmed citizen.

Leftshot
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim Zimmerman

Keep in mind that what Jim said is not just his opinion, it is the official findings of the FBI.

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim Zimmerman

Exactly, Jim, it was a protest, and I believe ignorance made victims of some of the protesters. A man moved a fence, is he in solitary confinement? These dimwits are trying to give themselves something to do, as they have not policies for we the people

DALE YOUNG
DALE YOUNG
9 months ago

This phony Jan6th Committee is nothing but a cabal of skinks trying to convince the public there is no smell attached. The “insurrection started with Obama, gained millennials with Bernie, and took the Demonic Democrat Party out of Pelosi’s hands. All this theater is the attempt to lend some legitimacy to Biden’s fraudulent pose as a president. He couldn’t be president of the local Lion’s with his reputation for criminality.

William P. Anderson
William P. Anderson
9 months ago
Reply to  DALE YOUNG

YOU and those like you, with no common sense, haven’t watched two minutes of the History channel, have been duped by Trump. Lacking the reasoning, the vision, to see and understand that Trump’s the demon here, your membership in Cult Trump makes you a brainwashed fool. He goaded hundreds of people to do anything to save him from prison, and you’ve taken the bait hook, line and sinker. If there’s a new Revolution necessary to shut your mouth, then let it happen. It might be the only way to regain our Democracy. Bet America won’t elect a game-show host President ever again!

bob
bob
9 months ago

Spoken like a true brainwashed Liberal puppet . Keep bowing puppet , to YOUR Perv who spent a year hiding in his basement and lines himself with the GESTOPO and all thier little NAZIS of the democratic Party !!! Grab your Doritos and go back down your moms basement !!!

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
9 months ago

William, this has nothing to do with former president Trump. There are people in solitary confinement, without due process, and cold blooded killers are out before the police finish their paper work, if anyone is a brainwashed fool, its those of us who are helpless to do anything about what is going on in our justice departmemnt

Charles Coleman
Charles Coleman
9 months ago

Once a dumbocrat who is so afraid that Trump was doing such a great job (as a business person and not some politician ) for our country and had things really well under control around the world; not to mention getting the COVID vaccines at warp speed, always a dumbocrat with a head where the sun doesn’t shine! Our democracy is going down the toilet because of folks like you!

David Hobson
David Hobson
8 months ago

You Sir are the one Brainwashed by the leftist media and Democrats. Trump had our Country back to a great place once again after Obama ass destroyed it. Now you got a Clown who I personally had to deal with most of my life. You can watch all you want and believe it. But, stay in you koolaid plae.

Leftshot
9 months ago

“ Congress has a compelling need, in service of its legislative functions, to understand the circumstances that led to the insurrection that took place on January 6”

Nice sounding statement, but I think it is just gibberish to justify another witch hunt. What you want to bet that if asked the J6 committee does not have an answer for exactly what compelling need they have that bears on their legislative duties?

bob
bob
9 months ago

The phony Jan. 6th circus , is nothing but a bunch of liberal clowns , who just want to use thier circus for political purposes !!! Thier game plan is known ,,,,,, they’ll continue to waste taxpayers money , then just prior to the 2022 election , Adam Schiff and the rest of the lying monkeys will all be at the podium , in front of the cameras and lie , twist and turn all kinds of negative crap about Republicans . We’ve seen this movie before ,,, it’s called the Russia Hoax part 2 !!!!

Chet Burdick
Chet Burdick
9 months ago
Reply to  bob

The Russia hoax part 2 is exactly right. And I totally agree that Jan 6 should not be referred to as an insurrection. That term implies a motive that has not been established. Please conservatives, do not fall into that trap.

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