White House blocks Trump attempt to withhold documents related to Jan 6 attack

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By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) -The White House on Friday formally blocked an attempt by Donald Trump to withhold documents from Congress related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol when he was U.S. president. Press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden had authorized the National Archives, a government agency that holds records from Trump’s time in office, to turn over an initial batch of documents requested by the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the riot. “The president has determined an assertion of executive privilege isn’t warranted for the first set of documen…

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