“It has been the longstanding observe for all White House information to be transferred to the custody of the National Archives and Records Administration on the finish of every President’s tenure,” White House counsel Dana Remus wrote in a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, a New York Democrat.
“As a end result, NARA is the suitable entity to deal with your request, and may have any information attentive to your request; we should not have custody of such information on the White House,” Remus wrote.
House Democratic committee chairs, on March 25, despatched letters requesting documents and communications from earlier than, throughout and after the attack on the Capitol, from a variety of entities, together with the White House, federal businesses, native legislation enforcement and the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms.
That request included the National Archives, the place Remus stated any information attentive to inquiry would now be held.
In the request despatched to the White House, particular communications and documents from then-Trump administration staff with any relationship to the occasions of January 6 have been requested — an space that up so far has remained largely unknown within the investigations into the attack.
Then-President Trump spent the times main up the January 6 rally that got here earlier than the attack on the Capitol urging his supporters to return to Washington as lawmakers ready to vote to substantiate the electoral rely of Biden’s victory.
Trump, who spoke on the rally, primarily based his requires supporters to return to Washington on lies a couple of stolen election. None of Trump’s assertions have been ever remotely true, and the efforts of his authorized staff, and attorneys supporting his marketing campaign, to problem the outcomes have been resoundingly dismissed or defeated.