(TheRedAlertNews.com) – The news just broke moments ago that President Joe Biden has rejected former President Donald Trump’s executive privilege claim and has ordered that the White House visitor logs from January 6, 2021, be released to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee that is investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol complex.
According to CNBC in a report headlined “Biden rejects Trump bid to stop Jan. 6 probe from getting White House visitor logs from day of attack”:
“President Joe Biden has rejected former President Donald Trump’s effort to stop the House probe of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot from obtaining White House visitor logs from the day of the attack…
“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.
“But 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 these records and portions of records,’ Remus told U.S. National Archivist David Ferriero in the letter obtained by CNBC.’”
The Biden administration has notified Trump that it has ordered the visitor logs be released within 15 days. This will give Trump time to seek a court order to stop the release of the records.
However, since the United States Supreme Court recently ruled against Trump when he tried to stop the U.S. National Archives from turning over other records from his presidency to the House Select Committee, it’s doubtful he would succeed in stopping the release of the visitor logs.
The Select Committee wants the records to ascertain who was at the White House on January 6, 2021, and may know about events at the White House before and during the attack on the Capitol.