As Nancy Pelosi and others were beginning to gather resources and elected representatives for the select committee investigating the events of January 6th, many within the GOP were openly complaining that the investigation was headed in the direction of becoming a partisan attack on former President Donald Trump.
In fact, one of the most talked-about concerns had to do with the possibility that the probe would be little more than a re-do of Trump’s second impeachment trial in which he was acquitted on the charge of “inciting” the January 6th insurrection.
The Democrats have done little to dispel these concerns, and the White House made a decision this week that is sure to rile the GOP and the MAGA Movement to no end.
The White House has formally rejected an attempt by former President Trump to assert executive privilege over a set of documents requested by a House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol.
White House counsel Dana Remus, in a letter to the National Archives dated Oct. 8 but released on Wednesday, said President Biden considered Trump’s request to assert executive privilege and determined it “is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified as to any of the documents provided to the White House on September 8, 2021.”
“Accordingly, President Biden does not uphold the former President’s assertion of privilege,” Remus wrote.
Former Trump adviser and confidante Steve Bannon has insisted that he will not comply with a subpoena he has received from the committee, either, setting up a showdown as to how Pelosi and others will proceed against such obstinate targets.