Biden won't invoke executive privilege on Trump Jan. 6 docs

By ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will not block a tranche of documents sought by a House committee's investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

This sets up a showdown with former President Donald Trump, who has pledged to try to keep records from his time in the White House from being turned over to investigators.

In a letter to the Archivist of the United States, White House counsel Dana Remus writes that Biden has determined that invoking executive privilege "is not in the best interests of the United States."

This comes days after Trump lawyers sought to block the testimony of former Trump officials to the House committee citing executive privilege.

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