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Politics OnPolitics: The fate of Trump's Jan. 6 documents ... TBD

23:45  30 november  2021
23:45  30 november  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

Bannon indictment does little to jumpstart Jan. 6 committee's subpoena talks with top targets

  Bannon indictment does little to jumpstart Jan. 6 committee's subpoena talks with top targets The panel investigating the Capitol riot is still pushing for cooperation from Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino and Kash Patel.Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and longtime Trump social media manager Dan Scavino, the first Trump White House officials subpoenaed by the House’s Jan. 6 investigators, have yet to provide documents or testimony to investigators. The committee’s protracted, ongoing negotiations with both men have yet to yield breakthroughs. In Meadows’ case, it’s led to yet another threat of criminal contempt charges.

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to supporters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6th, 2021. © BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump arrives to speak to supporters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6th, 2021.

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Trump's Jan. 6 records are on the line

Who decides what presidential documents should remain confidential?

That’s the fundamental question a three-judge federal appeals panel grappled with Tuesday in former President Donald Trump’s case to prevent a House committee from receiving records from his administration.

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Trump contested the release of hundreds of pages of documents the committee subpoenaed from the National Archives and Records Administration under a claim of executive privilege to keep the communications confidential. The records include handwritten notes and logs of calls on Jan. 6 to Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence.

What documents does Trump not want to release? The records include handwritten notes and logs of calls on Jan. 6 to Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence. Judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals have temporarily blocked release of the contested documents while the case is pending.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan previously rejected Trump's arguments by ruling that President Joe Biden's waiver of executive privilege outweighed the opinion of his predecessor. Trump is appealing that decision.

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Mark Meadows backs down

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is now cooperating with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, possibly averting a contempt citation for defying the panel's subpoena for documents and testimony.

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“Mr. Meadows has been engaging with the Select Committee through his attorney," committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., said Tuesday. "He has produced records to the committee and will soon appear for an initial deposition."

The background: The committee subpoenaed Meadows on Sept. 23 for his communications with Trump on Jan. 6 and with organizers of a rally where the president spoke before a mob attacked the Capitol.

The committee also seeks information about Meadows contacting the Justice Department requesting investigations into election fraud in several states and encouraging several state officials to investigate allegations of election fraud. More than 60 election lawsuits were dismissed because of lack of standing or merit.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: OnPolitics: The fate of Trump's Jan. 6 documents ... TBD

Trump's lawyers fumble as judges grill them about whether Trump has the right to dictate which Jan. 6 documents Congress gets .
A three-judge panel expressed deep skepticism of Trump's claim that he can stop Biden from turning over Jan. 6 documents to Congress.The case centers on Trump's efforts to block the Biden administration from turning over documents the committee says are crucial to its examination of Trump's actions immediately before, during, and after the deadly Capitol riot. Trump asserted executive privilege over the documents, but the Biden White House declined to do the same and authorized the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to turn over the materials to Congress.

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