- Biden rejected Trump’s efforts to shield Jan. 6, 2021, visitor logs under executive privilege.
- Biden ordered the National Archives to hand over the logs to the Jan. 6 panel within 15 days.
- His counsel said the executive privilege should not be used to shield certain information.
President Joe Biden ordered the release of the White House visitor logs for January 6, 2021 — the day of the Capitol riot — despite former President Donald Trump’s claim that they should be shielded under executive privilege, multiple outlets have reported.
Biden ordered the National Archives to hand over the logs to the House January 6 committee, which is investigating the riot, The Times reported.
Biden’s White House counsel, Dana Remus, said in a letter that this should be done within 15 days, The Times reported.
According to The Times, Remus told the National Archives that “constitutional protections of executive privilege should not be used to shield, from Congress or the public, information that reflects a clear and apparent effort to subvert the Constitution itself.”
The US Supreme Court last month rejected Trump’s bid to block some documents from going to the committee.