The reason the House committee gathering information on the Jan. 6 protests at the U.S. Capitol dropped its request for former President Donald Trump’s records was because the same tactic could be used against President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Trump asserted in a statement Wednesday.
”The reason that they dropped the records request is that they don’t want this horror show to happen to Biden and Hunter in three years,” Trump wrote. ”This also changes the entire complexion of their request, not that there are any documents that would be incriminating or a problem for me — but the Witch Hunt continues!”
Trump’s statement comes a day after it was reported that the House committee and White House had agreed to shield hundreds of pages of documents requested by the House panel, which is made up of Democrats and two anti-Trump Republicans, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois.
The agreement was memorialized in a Dec. 16 letter from the White House counsel’s office to the committee obtained by The Associated Press.
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