White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed that President Biden has no plans to protect the Former Guy and his goons’ documents from getting turned over to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. The Biden administration will simply not invoke executive privilege, ‘a legal theory that has successfully allowed presidents and their aides to avoid or delay congressional scrutiny for decades,’ that the Former Guy claims applies to several incidents he may have taken part in.
“The president has already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege,” Psaki said. “And so we will respond promptly to these questions as they arise and certainly as they come up from Congress.”
She added the White House has already been working closely with congressional committees and others “as they work to get to the bottom of what happened on January 6th, an incredibly dark day in our democracy.”The Washington Post:
Jen also added that one of the Former Guy’s goons reached out to the White House ‘to formally request that Biden use executive privilege to block information requests from the Jan. 6 select committee.’ Jen noted that the current administration doesn’t have much communication with the Former Guy or his goons and added the Biden administration ‘takes this matter seriously.’
Of course the Former Guy expressed his displeasure by releasing the following statement:
“The highly partisan, Communist-style ‘select committee’ has put forth an outrageously broad records request that lacks both legal precedent and legislative merit,” Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich said in a statement Thursday. “Executive privilege will be defended, not just on behalf of President Trump and his administration, but also on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our nation.”
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