The National Archives will turn over Pence’s records to the January 6 committee

Trump, however, could return to court to try to stop the transfer.

The National Archives is preparing to turn over some of former Vice President Mike Pence’s official documents to the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, the agency revealed in a letter posted on its website.

The tranche of cases will be released by March 3, absent a court order, officials said.

Several senior Pence aides have appeared before Congressional investigators on January 6 in recent days, including former Pence chief of staff Marc Short and attorney Greg Jacob.

Former Pence national security adviser Keith Kellogg also cooperated with the panel’s investigation, testifying to investigators about his interactions with then-President Donald Trump on January 6.

Trump, who has unsuccessfully tried to assert privilege over some vice presidential documents, could return to court to try to block the panel from receiving Pence’s records.

The White House Biden declined to assert executive privilege over Pence’s records and argued that Trump lacked the authority to claim privilege over his vice president’s records.

“However, many of the documents for which the former president claimed privilege in this set of documents were communications regarding the former vice president’s responsibilities as president of the Senate in certifying the vote of presidential electors on January 6, 2021,” White House attorney Dana Remus wrote in a letter to the National Archives.

To date, the Jan. 6 committee has received 60,000 pages of documents, including more than 700 pages of National Archives documents that Trump had tried to hide from investigators, according to a congressional aide. The committee also interviewed over 475 witnesses.

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said Wednesday the committee could begin holding public hearings in April.

ABC News

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