President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet White House staff members waving American flags as they depart the South Portico entrance of the White House Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn to begin their trip to Nashville, Tenn. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
White House counsel Dana Remus wrote to the National Archives that, “The President has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified, as to these records and portions of records.”
The letter also suggested that the archives release the documents to the committee within 15 days.
Along with the logs, the committee has requested calendars, and schedules of Trump’s meetings or events attended by him, from the archives.
Arguing for the release counsel Remus wrote that the Biden and Obama administrations released visitors logs on a monthly basis and stated, “preserving the confidentiality of this type of record generally is not necessary to protect long-term institutional interests of the Executive Branch.”