White House pushes for release of Jan. 6 documents as Trump, Bannon rebuff committee

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President Biden is "instructing" the National Archives to release the records.October 14, 2021, 12:13 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe battle over White House records of former President Donald Trump's activities related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack intensified Wednesday as President Joe Biden formally rejected Trump's claims that the documents should be shielded from release to the House select committee investigating the insurrection.In a letter to the National Archives, the White House counsel's office said President Biden is "instructing" the agency to comply with the House select committee's request for the records."President [Biden] maintains his conclusion that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States," the letter states, after Trump last week made a broad effort to keep confidants from cooperating with the probe."President Biden does not uphold the former President's assertion of privile
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