Trump reiterated on Tuesday that what he’s trying to protect are the types of records that should be protected in any presidency. (sin embargo, past administrations have released some of the same types of records, like visitor logs.)
“The Biden Administration is attempting to waive privilege regarding, entre otras cosas, legal documents, drafts of speeches, correspondence, remarks, presidential diaries, schedules, and call logs. These are precisely the type of documents that the privilege is meant to protect,” his attorneys wrote.
As is standard once a President leaves office, the National Archives currently keeps the records from the Trump White House. The agency is already turning some pages over to the House that Trump hasn’t disputed.
The Biden White House has declined to block the House from any of the documents, citing an extraordinary need for transparency for the Capitol attack.
Trump’s lawyers also attempt to make a political slam against Biden, for the Justice Department defending the Archives’ decision that the Trump records should be turned over to the House this month.
“It is curious that Department of Justice has submitted a brief in this case on behalf of the Archivist and NARA when those parties ostensibly have no interest in whether the records at issue here are disclosed or not. One can only assume that President Biden has endorsed the naked politicization of the Justice Department in the service of his own political ends,” Trump’s team wrote.
Triunfo, sin embargo, had named the Archives as a defendant in his lawsuit, necessitating that it respond in court, represented by the Justice Department.