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The White House on Monday rejected two more of former President Trump's claims of executive privilege over documents that the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot requested, CNN first reported.

Why it matters: Trump's legal team is seeking to block some of the panel's requests for records by invoking executive privilege, which can allow presidents and their aides to sidestep congressional scrutiny. The Biden administration has maintained that it will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

  • Trump filed a lawsuit Monday aiming to prevent the National Archives from releasing White House records to the committee, citing executive privilege.

Details: White House counsel Dana Remus wrote to national archivist David Ferriero on Monday that President Biden "has determined that an assertion of executive privilege is not in the best interests of the United States, and therefore is not justified" in regards to the documents, dated this Sept. 16 and Sept. 23, according to the letter, also obtained by Politico.

  • "Accordingly, President Biden does not uphold the former President's assertion of privilege," Remus added.
  • The National Archives should turn over the documents to the committee within 30 days of notifying Trump "absent any intervening court order," Remus advised in the letter.
  • Representatives for Biden and Trump did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Go deeper: Judge to hear Nov. 4 oral arguments for Trump's executive privilege claim

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Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 select committee

Mark Meadows. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the panel said Tuesday.

Driving the news: Meadows, who failed to appear before the panel earlier this month, is believed to have insight into former President Trump's role in efforts to stop the certification of President Biden's election win.

Regulators investigating Trump SPAC deal

Former President Donald Trump speaking during a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, in October. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Regulators are investigating the planned merger between Digital World Acquisition Corporation and former President Trump's social media business, according to a recent filing by the SPAC.

Driving the news: The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority are looking into the trading of Digital World's shares, while the SEC is investigating communications and documents between Digital World and Trump Media Technology Group.

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes to retire, will be CEO of Trump media org

Rep. Devin Nunes. Photo: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who serves as the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, will retire at the end of the year and become CEO of Trump's new media organization.

Why it matters: Nunes, once considered a moderate member of the party, became one of the fiercest defenders of former President Donald Trump throughout both of Trump's impeachments and the Intel committee's Russia investigation.