As a select panel investigates the responsibilities in the January 6 attack on the Capitol, it has sent subpoenas out including for information from the White House. Trump said he was asserting executive privilege over these summons but the legitimate and current Chief of the Executive, President Biden, has rejected his request. This article by Tom Hamburger, Jacqueline Alemany and Josh Dawsey is published by The Washington Post. Here is an excerpt:
Congress’s quest for definitive answers about what led a mob of Donald Trump’s supporters to attack the Capitol on Jan. 6 appears headed for a historic showdown between the former president and his successor in the White House.
The battle lines became more clear Friday, when President Biden rejected Trump’s request to block documents from the House committee investigating the insurrection, citing the gravity of the assault on democracy.
“The president’s dedicated to ensuring that something like that could never happen again, which is why the administration is cooperating with ongoing investigations,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
Read the full article here.