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Explainer: Can Trump use executive privilege to block Jan. 6 attack probe?

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By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government agencies have a Thursday deadline to produce documents demanded by a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including communications involving some of former President Donald Trump’s closest advisers and family. The Republican Trump wants executive privilege to be used to stop at least some of the documents from being transferred, a decision that rests with the White House of his Democratic successor, Joe Biden. Here’s an explanation of how executive privilege works: WHAT DOES THE COMMITTEE WANT TO SEE? T…

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