But the Archives said on Wednesday they would not hold back records Trump wants to keep secret from the House investigators.
This set of documents — following of hundreds of others the House select committee has gathered in its investigation — will arrive as Capitol Hill prepares for the beginning of public hearings about Trump and January 6. The Biden administration has repeatedly supported by releasing January 6-related records around the presidency so there is a “full accounting” of the insurrection, according to the White House counsel’s office — a potentially pivotal position for the investigation and for future administrations.
The Archives also said that some of the records Trump is trying to protect won’t be given to the House, because they are “not responsive” to the committee’s request. Others in the tranche are still being reviewed by the White House.
Trump has not tried a court challenge over the Archives’ production of records to the House select committee since the Supreme Court dealt him a loss in a previous executive privilege challenge over his archival White House records.
He disclosed that the committee’s requests for documents may number into the millions.