Rep. Liz Cheney shot back at former President Donald Trump after he chastised Capitol riot investigators when it was reported they backed off a request for hundreds of documents from the White House at the behest of the Biden administration.

The latest sparring match between the two Republicans was prompted by the Jan. 6 committee submitting to defer or withdraw its demands as part of an agreement outlined in a letter from White House deputy counsel Jonathan Su that said the release of some of the records sought by the House could jeopardize national security.

"The Unselect Committee of Radical Left Democrats, and two failed Republicans, has just dropped a large portion of their request for my records and documents — a very big story even though the New York Times refused to put it on the front page," Trump said in a statement Wednesday released by his Save America PAC.

"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," he added, referring to controversies involving the president's adult son, Hunter Biden. "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!"


Cheney, who is the vice chairwoman of the Jan. 6 committee, responded with a tweet saying Trump's version of events was "false."

The Jan. 6 committee "hasn’t dropped requests for any necessary records. In fact, we’re actively litigating to obtain White House records Trump is trying to conceal. We will not allow him to hide the truth about January 6th, or his conduct, from the American people," the Wyoming Republican said.

The Jan. 6 committee seeks White House records from the National Archives. President Joe Biden has rejected Trump's claims of executive privilege, and after two lower court losses, Trump is taking the fight to stop their release to the Supreme Court.

In his Dec. 16 letter to the Jan. 6 panel, Su said the documents "for which the Select Committee has agreed to withdraw or defer its request do not appear to bear on the White House’s preparations for or response to the events of January 6, or on efforts to overturn the election or otherwise obstruct the peaceful transfer of power."


Withholding the documents “should not compromise its ability to complete its critical investigation expeditiously," Su said.

Another letter outlining the agreement was sent by White House counsel Dana Remus to the National Archives on Dec. 17 while the Jan. 6 panel insisted that talks with the Biden administration about the records were ongoing.

"The Select Committee welcomes President Biden's decision to clear the way for the production of another set of records," a Jan. 6 committee spokesperson said in the statement. "The committee has agreed to defer action on certain records as part of the accommodations process, as was the case with an earlier tranche of records. The Select Committee has not withdrawn its request for these records and will continue to engage with the executive branch to ensure the committee gets access to all the information relevant to our probe."