(RepublicanNews.org) – The House’s January 6 Committee (J6C) is trying to get to the bottom of what happened during the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021. In their quest for answers, the committee has attempted to gain access to information from a number of former Trump officials and the former president’s White House records. Despite Trump’s best efforts to claim executive privilege, the J6C now has records detailing who visited him at the White House.
Representative Bennie Johnson (D-MS), a J6C chairman, believes the information the committee gathered from Trump’s White House visitor logs will benefit their investigation. He says the records provide details of who entered the White House and when during Trump’s presidency.
Jan 6 chairman says newly revealed Trump visitor logs are ‘very fruitful’ https://t.co/cwHPx5sOPU
— The Independent (@Independent) March 8, 2022
Trump initially attempted to block access to a variety of info about his tenure under executive privilege. President Joe Biden denied the request, claiming it wasn’t in the best interest of the United States.
Norman Eisen, who served as Obama’s special counsel and assistant on government reform and ethics from 2009 to 2011, and then as a US ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014, believes the records are essential to the investigation.
Eisen noted the logs would detail the reason for people’s visits and who they spoke with on top of when they came to the White House. The former “ethics czar” believes the records will provide the J6C with important information allowing them to map potential conspiracies involving Trump and those visiting the White House. The J6C also has hundreds of pages of internal communications on top of the visitor logs.
It’s difficult to envision how Trump might protect himself from this information being used, aside from legal action. He’s already tried to claim executive privilege. How will he address the issue now — and will it work?
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