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Donald Trump is trying to prevent the January 6 committee from obtaining the White House files.  A new court file reveals the documents he is trying to withhold.

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Donald Trump is trying to prevent the January 6 committee from obtaining the White House files. A new court file reveals the documents he is trying to withhold.

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Former US President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in Manhattan on May 18, 2021 in New York City. James Devaney / GC Images

  • Donald Trump has filed a complaint to try to prevent the January 6 committee from obtaining certain files from the White House.

  • A new court file reveals the types of documents the former president is trying to withhold.

  • A former GOP congressman said the files were “surely embarrassing and possibly incriminating.”

Former President Donald Trump tried to prevent the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol from obtaining documents from the White House to investigate its possible role in the insurgency from the Capitol.

A new National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) court file on Friday basically explains the types of records he is trying to keep from the committee.

The committee issued three requests for registrations from several federal agencies and former White House officials between August and October.

Of the 1,600 pages requested, the former president claimed executive privilege on 750 pages. President Biden’s White House has said it will not delay claims of privilege.

On October 18, Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the House committee and NARA to block subpoenas.

The latest court record shows that among the documents held at the National Archives, the former president wishes to keep secret, are records of his daily presidential diaries, activity logs and call logs relating to January 6.

He also asserted executive privilege over the files of various former White House officials, including the files and handwritten notes of Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and the files of former adviser Stephen Miller.

Trump also tried to prevent the committee from receiving more than 629 pages of filing cabinets from former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.

Donald Trump is trying to prevent the January 6 committee from obtaining the White House files.  A new court file reveals the documents he is trying to withhold.

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany browses the subject headings in her binder during the Daily White House press conference in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2020. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

McEnany’s binders mainly contained suggested talking points for the briefings, as well as documents and statements relating to allegations of voter fraud.

Trump is also trying to withhold a draft text from his Save America March 6 speech and a draft proclamation honoring the deceased Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.

While executive privilege may apply to some presidential communications, President Biden has said in this case it trumps the public interest and Congressional need for information about the Capitol Riot.

On Thursday evening, a bipartisan group of 66 former members of Congress, including 33 Republicans, filed a legal dossier urging the courts to dismiss Trump’s trial and investigate his role in the riot.

Former Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, one of the Republicans who signed the brief, told MSNBC on Friday: “The reason Donald Trump is claiming executive privilege is because he doesn’t want people to know about it. truth because everything in these documents is surely embarrassing and probably indicted. “

Curbelo, an MSNBC political analyst, added that Trump was reluctant to hand over the documents because “he probably thinks it will make it harder for him to run in 2024.”

The Jan. 6 committee also filed a legal brief on Friday opposing Trump’s attempts to prevent them from receiving the files.

They wrote that it was “extremely unlikely that his case would win on the merits” because the former president’s claims of executive privilege are “unprecedented and deeply flawed”.

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