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Biden rejects Trump bid to keep White House logs from Capitol riot probe


Silhouettes by Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump (L).


Ex-President Donald Trump tried to block the House investigation of Jan. 6 Capitol Riot. President Joe Biden rejected that attempt. White House visitor logs were not available on the date of the attack.

Dana Remus, Biden’s counsel, told the National Archives and Records Administration Tuesday that the President has requested the release these and other records for the House select committee.

Trump had claimed that the records — entries in visitor logs showing who was processed to enter the White House complex, including on Jan. 6, 2021 — are protected by executive privilege, the legal doctrine that allows for some executive-branch documents to be kept hidden.

Biden, however, “has determined” that executive privilege assertions are not in the United States’ best interests and is therefore not justified. Remus sent a letter to National Archivist David Ferriero, which was obtained by CNBC.

CNBC did not reach out to the representative of the select committee.

The New York Times first reportedThis letter was received Wednesday morning.

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