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Biden Administration Intervenes To Keep Some Trump Docs Secret From Jan 6 Committee

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The Biden administration has reportedly interfered with the House Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by asking the investigative panel to scale back its pursuits of documents from the Trump White House.

On Tuesday, House investigators decided to stand down on their requests for some documents they had demanded from the Trump White House after the Biden administration convinced the panel to scale back its pursuits. As a result, the committee won’t be getting hundreds of pages of National Security Council records, CNN reports.

It’s the first time the Biden administration appears to have pushed back significantly against the House select committee, as the National Archives works through thousands of pages of records from the Trump administration at the request of the House committee, the report says.

As noted by CNN’s Katelyn Polantz, however, “such a development isn’t out of the ordinary during a congressional inquiry into West Wing affairs, but it hadn’t emerged yet for the House select committee, which had been essentially aligned with the Biden White House on questions of access.”

The revelation comes as the January 6 Panel contemplates potential criminal charges against the former president.

Read it on CNN.