Biden Throws Trump Under The Bus

Donald Trump and Joe Biden

( – Despite former President Donald Trump claiming executive privilege regarding the disclosure of his White House visitor logs, President Joe Biden has ordered the National Archives to release the records to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

In a letter to the National Archives, Dana Remus, who is the White House Counsel for Biden, said that although Biden “has considered the former President’s claims,” he had 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.”

The letter also highlights that the Biden administration “voluntarily discloses” this information every month. Before stating that the current disclosure policy would still protect most of the information Trump wants to keep under wraps.

Remus also stated in the letter, “As practice under that policy demonstrates, preserving the confidentiality of this type of record generally is not necessary to protect long-term institutional interests of the Executive Branch.” Remus added, “President Biden does not uphold the former President’s assertions of privilege.”

Biden has ordered the National Archives to release the logs 15 days after Trump is notified unless they are prevented from doing so by a court order.

This move does not make the logs public. Instead, the records will be designated confidential as “national-security sensitive” or “otherwise-highly sensitive,” with birthdates and social security numbers being redacted. Furthermore, the committee will not share any of the information in the logs without prior consultation.