Lawmakers defer some Jan. 6 document requests, seek others
Capitol Breach Documents FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of then President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has “deferred” its requests for several dozen pages of Trump administration records at the White House’s urging. But President Joe Biden has again rejected the former president’s invocation of executive privilege on hundreds of additional pages. That process allows the White House to protect some records that may be privileged without formally blocking their release. The letter from Remus came two weeks after the White House said it would not block an earlier, more sweeping tranche of documents after Trump sought to shield them.wftv.com
To navigate legal quandaries, Biden leans on low-key counsel
Now, she's the White House counsel. She consulted with the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department in preparing her advice for the president. Neil Eggleston, White House counsel in the Obama administration, believes Remus’ legal reasoning is sound. The two, who have a young son, met while working at the Obama White House. At the White House, Biden has surrounded himself with senior advisers he's known and counted on for years.wftv.com
Risky move: Biden undercuts WH executive privilege shield
President Joe Biden has agreed to a request from Congress seeking sensitive information on the actions of Republican Donald Trump and his aides during the Jan. 6 insurrection — though the former president claims the information is guarded by executive privilege.
Biden getting 1st shot at making mark on federal judiciary
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington. Barring an improbable expansion of the Supreme Court, Biden won’t be able to do anything about the high court’s entrenched conservative majority any time soon. That’s because Republicans who controlled the Senate in the final two years of the Obama White House confirmed relatively few judges. Biden already has pledged to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court if a seat opens up. But some Republicans and conservative groups are wary about what Democrats might try to do now that they control Congress and the White House.
Meet the 5 women appointed to President-elect Joe Biden's White House senior staff
On Tuesday, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris tweeted out who will be part of their senior White House staff. From Biden's deputy chief of staff to his director of oval office operations, meet the five high-ranking women who will be part of the Biden-Harris White House team. A graduate of Tufts University, O'Malley Dillon will now serve as Biden's deputy chief of staff, making this her first White House position. Dana Remus, White House CounselDana Remus, who served as general counsel to the Biden-Harris campaign, will now serve as Biden's White House Counsel. Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental AffairsJulie Chavez Rodriguez, who is the granddaughter of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, has been appointed director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in the Biden-Harris administration.cnbc.com
Biden picks for senior White House staff include loyalists, rising Democratic stars
Jim Watson | AFP | Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his first slate of senior White House staff, choosing a mix of longtime Biden loyalists and rising Democratic stars. Jen O'Malley Dillon, who managed Biden's victorious campaign, will serve as White House deputy chief of staff. Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond will be senior advisor to the president and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Former Biden campaign chairman Steve Ricchetti will be senior counselor to the president, the Biden team announced. Biden came under pressure following his election not to name Ricchetti his White House chief of staff.cnbc.com
Biden filling top White House team with campaign veterans
President-elect Joe Biden has announced top White House staff positions, drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign and some of his closest confidants. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)ATLANTA – President-elect Joe Biden announced a raft of top White House staff positions on Tuesday, drawing from the senior ranks of his campaign and some of his closest confidants to fill out an increasingly diverse White House leadership team. Richmond will leave his Louisiana congressional seat to fill the White House job. Late last week, Biden tapped former senior campaign adviser Ron Klain to serve as his chief of staff. She is a veteran political operative who worked on both of Barack Obama’s White House bids.