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Biden refuses to assert privilege over Trump documents sought by January 6 committee

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Is the former president not claiming executive privilege on his actions that today?
It doesn't matter if he does, he's not president any longer and it's up to Quid Pro. What Quid Pro has to consider is what's going to happen to his papers and information when his Republican successor takes office. Up until now, presidents assumed their information was safe because their successors would keep them safe. Quid Pro might change all that.
 

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It doesn't matter if he does, he's not president any longer and it's up to Quid Pro. What Quid Pro has to consider is what's going to happen to his papers and information when his Republican successor takes office. Up until now, presidents assumed their information was safe because their successors would keep them safe. Quid Pro might change all that.

Those records belong to We the People not to any one man
They should be open to Freedom of Information requests unless they impact national security
 

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From what I've seen in the current news, Trump is not taking it well that President has declined to use his executive privilege to shield Trump and his applicable family members from whatever fallout if any, that the release of these documents would reveal.

Can a former president exert executive privilege over documents once he's no longer in office?
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And can Bannon claim executive privilege?


Trump has already filed a federal lawsuit trying to block the release of his administration’s records, with oral arguments on his request for an injunction set for Nov. 4. Separately, the House voted last week to refer former Trump aide Stephen Bannon to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena for his testimony and personal documents related to Jan. 6.

In January, Trump became the first president in 232 years of U.S. elections to refuse to turn over power peacefully to his successor.
He spent weeks attacking the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 contest he lost, starting his lies in the predawn hours of Nov. 4 that he had really won in a “landslide” and that his victory was being “stolen” from him. Those falsehoods continued through a long string of failed lawsuits challenging the election results in a handful of states.
Trump and some of his advisers even discussed using the United States military by invoking the Insurrection Act or declaring martial law to retain power despite having lost the election, including by seizing voting machines and ordering “re-votes” in states Biden narrowly won.
But military leaders had earlier made clear they would not involve themselves in the political process, so after the Electoral College finally voted on Dec. 14, making Biden’s win official, Trump instead turned to a last-ditch scheme to pressure his own vice president into canceling the ballots of millions of voters in several states Biden won and declaring Trump the winner during the pro-forma congressional certification of the election results on Jan. 6.
Trump asked his followers to come to Washington that day, and then told the tens of thousands who showed up to march on the Capitol to intimidate Vice President Mike Pence into doing what Trump wanted. “When you catch somebody in a fraud, you’re allowed to go by very different rules,” Trump said.
The mob of supporters Trump incited attempted to do his bidding by storming the building. They even chanted “Hang Mike Pence” after Pence refused to comply with Trump’s demands.
A police officer died after being assaulted during the insurrection, and four others took their own lives in the days and weeks that followed. One of the rioters was fatally shot as she climbed through a broken window into an anteroom containing still-evacuating House members, and three others in the crowd died during the melee.
While the House impeached Trump for inciting the attack, all but seven Senate Republicans, led by their leader, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, chose not to convict him — thereby letting Trump continue his political career even as faces several investigations into his post-election actions.
Trump and his allies are now engaged in a campaign to portray the rioter who was shot, Ashli Babbitt, as a martyr, and the hundreds of others who have been arrested as victims of political persecution. Trump himself continues to suggest he will run for the 2024 GOP nomination and is using his Save America committee’s money to continue spreading the same falsehoods that culminated in the violence of Jan. 6.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jan-...ump-not-off-limits_n_61758ccfe4b010d933127167








 

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And can Bannon claim executive privilege?


Trump has already filed a federal lawsuit trying to block the release of his administration’s records, with oral arguments on his request for an injunction set for Nov. 4. Separately, the House voted last week to refer former Trump aide Stephen Bannon to the Department of Justice for criminal contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena for his testimony and personal documents related to Jan. 6.

In January, Trump became the first president in 232 years of U.S. elections to refuse to turn over power peacefully to his successor.
He spent weeks attacking the legitimacy of the Nov. 3 contest he lost, starting his lies in the predawn hours of Nov. 4 that he had really won in a “landslide” and that his victory was being “stolen” from him. Those falsehoods continued through a long string of failed lawsuits challenging the election results in a handful of states.
Trump and some of his advisers even discussed using the United States military by invoking the Insurrection Act or declaring martial law to retain power despite having lost the election, including by seizing voting machines and ordering “re-votes” in states Biden narrowly won.
But military leaders had earlier made clear they would not involve themselves in the political process, so after the Electoral College finally voted on Dec. 14, making Biden’s win official, Trump instead turned to a last-ditch scheme to pressure his own vice president into canceling the ballots of millions of voters in several states Biden won and declaring Trump the winner during the pro-forma congressional certification of the election results on Jan. 6.
Trump asked his followers to come to Washington that day, and then told the tens of thousands who showed up to march on the Capitol to intimidate Vice President Mike Pence into doing what Trump wanted. “When you catch somebody in a fraud, you’re allowed to go by very different rules,” Trump said.
The mob of supporters Trump incited attempted to do his bidding by storming the building. They even chanted “Hang Mike Pence” after Pence refused to comply with Trump’s demands.
A police officer died after being assaulted during the insurrection, and four others took their own lives in the days and weeks that followed. One of the rioters was fatally shot as she climbed through a broken window into an anteroom containing still-evacuating House members, and three others in the crowd died during the melee.
While the House impeached Trump for inciting the attack, all but seven Senate Republicans, led by their leader, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, chose not to convict him — thereby letting Trump continue his political career even as faces several investigations into his post-election actions.
Trump and his allies are now engaged in a campaign to portray the rioter who was shot, Ashli Babbitt, as a martyr, and the hundreds of others who have been arrested as victims of political persecution. Trump himself continues to suggest he will run for the 2024 GOP nomination and is using his Save America committee’s money to continue spreading the same falsehoods that culminated in the violence of Jan. 6.

Jan. 6 Committee Chair Says Subpoenaing Trump Is Not 'Off Limits'








I think Trump could assert Bannon's testimony as to what he said to Trump and others in the admin could be covered by EP. But the point of EP is to protect people who offer opnions and advice to the Exec on issues and policy, because we want the Exec to have full information and people should be encouraged to give it. But as was the case with Nixon, once the issue becomes whether a crime was committed, there cannot be any legit issue or policy that should be protected.
 

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Trump asking Biden for help in covering up Trump's attempt to steal the Presidency?

Yea...not gonna happen
He should have asked during their Presidential transition meetings
 
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“When you catch somebody in a fraud, you’re allowed to go by very different rules,” Trump said.
The mob of supporters Trump incited attempted to do his bidding by storming the building. They even chanted “Hang Mike Pence” after Pence refused to comply with Trump’s demands.
Anyone want to guess what exactly he meant by the above?
 

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Well duhhh. It's only natural that FJB is going to do everything within his power to keep Trump from winning again in 2024. But like everything else FJB has done, he'll fail again.

Firstly, Joe has yet to fail other than in your eyes.
Secondly, it's not as if trump did nothing to stop Biden winning. He was impeached for one instance.
Short memory son?




As for President Trump "not taking it well", I haven't received an email from the Trump alerts. So I'm going to assume that's just more bullshit from the disingenuous media. You know: like "sources said..."

It's not bullshit. He's fuming snot and tears because he knows What is coming.
He was the greatest disaster this country full of right wing loonies ever elected.
He was behind it from the beginning and so was bannon. If you want to see a past president shit himself, stay well away from that fat arse of trumps.

Never before had any POTUS ever staged a coup to over throw a democracy like that. He should be tried for treason treason and you slugs are now protecting him.
You're Not Americans. You're no different to supporters of a dictatorship like in Africa. Home of the brave my arse.
 

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