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Biden once again tells Trump to pound sand on his executive privilege claim

“President Biden has considered the former President’s assertion, and I have engaged in consultations with the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice,” Remus wrote, according to CNN.

In the letter, Remus indicated that protecting the interests of the republic had weighed weighed heavily in Biden’s decision.

“President Biden has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified, as to the documents provided to the White House on September 16, 2021, and September 23, 2021. Accordingly, President Biden does not uphold the former President’s assertion of privilege,” wrote Remus.

Trump filed a lawsuit last week suing the House select committee on Jan. 6 and the National Archives in hopes of blocking release of the documents under his tenure. The federal judge handling the matter, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, has moved forward expeditiously, setting a Nov. 4 hearing date and a rapid schedule for the case to proceed.

The letter from Remus told the National Archives to provide the requested documents to the Jan. 6 panel 30 days after notifying Trump, “absent any intervening court order.”

But if leaders at the Department of Justice have any questions as to President Biden’s commitment to uncovering the truth about who perpetrated the coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol, they shouldn’t. 




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