The House Select Committee has questioned just about EVERY Trump official , except Steve Bannon , who is ignoring a subpoena from the committee….
We KNOW from other media reports that Donald Trump, the President of the Un tied States was aware and conversed with several elder of the Jan. 6 Capitol protest that started as what was just a demonstration but had the underlying goal of stopping the Vice President and Congress from certifying the 2020 Election vote total that Joe Biden won by Seven Million votes and 74 Electoral votes…..
The National Archives has refused Trump’s request and so has President Biden….
Former President Trump is looking to withhold 770 pages of documents from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents filed by the National Archives.
In a court document filed Saturday, John Laster, who runs the White House Liaison Division at the National Archives, says the former president is looking to withhold a variety of files, including records from senior advisers, schedules, call logs and daily presidential diaries.
The filings came in response to a lawsuit Trump filed earlier this monthseeking to block the Jan. 6 panel from obtaining records from his administration….
But Trump is arguing that the committee has not demonstrated a legislative purpose for the documents that would override his assertion of executive privilege.
The White House has said it would not assert executive privilege to block the panel from accessing the records. In a letter to the National Archives on Monday, White House counsel Dana Remussaid Trump’s claim of executive privilege is “not justified.”….
The filing details are the clearest indication yet of what Trump is trying to withhold from congressional investigators seeking information about his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results and his activities on the day that a mob of violent Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and disrupted the peaceful transfer of power.
The National Archives indicated that many files were drawn from the systems of key Trump aides including former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, adviser Stephen Miller and deputy counsel Patrick Philbin.
Other documents include “draft text of a presidential speech for the January 6, 2021, Save America March; a handwritten list of potential or scheduled briefings and telephone calls concerning election issues; and a draft Executive Order concerning election integrity … a draft proclamation honoring deceased Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and associated e-mails from the Office of the Executive Clerk, which relate to the Select Committee’s interest in the White House’s response to the Capitol attack.”
“These records all relate to the events on or about January 6, and may assist the Select Committee’s investigation into that day, including what was occurring at the White House immediately before, during and after the January 6 attack,” Justice Department attorneys, acting on behalf of Archivist David Ferriero, wrote in the filing.
The documents have been unearthed in four distinct tranches identified by the National Archives since the Jan. 6 select committee requested them in late August. Trump sued to block release on Oct. 15 and has asked a federal judge to issue an emergency order blocking the National Archives from transmitting them to the committee.
The National Archives submitted its filing in response to Trump’s lawsuit seeking an emergency court order to block Ferriero from transmitting them to Congress. Trump has claimed that disclosing the documents would destroy executive privilege and present an unprecedented incursion on the executive branch.
But the archives rejected Trump’s legal arguments, emphasizing that the Jan. 6 committee’s requests were tailored specifically to its investigation, and that President Joe Biden had already made the “manifestly reasonable” decision to reject Trump’s claims of privilege….
image…Former President Donald Trump speaks during a Jan. 6 rally protesting the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden, just before attendees breached the Capitol….Evan Vucci/AP Photo