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A primer on executive privilege since Trump officials keep stonewalling lawmakers

Following Jeff Sessions’ repeated claims Tuesday that it would be "inappropriate" for him to answer certain questions, the New York Times put together a refresher on executive privilege and how it's triggered. The key here appears to...Show More Summary

In Russia probe, Trump wants executive privilege — but without invoking it

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Attorney General won't answer questions about his discussions with President Trump.        

Explaining Executive Privilege and Sessions’s Refusal to Answer Questions

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to answer senators’ questions about his conversations with President Trump, but Mr. Trump has not asserted executive privilege to keep them secret.

Sessions finds a shield in executive privilege, but it might not be a strong one

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions' repeated refusal to answer lawmakers' skeptical inquiries Tuesday draws on a long legal and political tradition: Private deliberations involving the president and his top advisers often can be kept out of public view.

Sessions, Trump, and Executive Privilege

Your thoughts here, since my post on the Ninth Circuit decision is getting overrun with comments on this topic.

Jeff Sessions And The Trump Team Really Don't Want To Say 'Executive Privilege'

WASHINGTON ? Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeatedly dodged questions on Tuesday about his conversations with President Donald Trump, broadly claiming at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that his talks with Trump were shielded by ill-defined protections. Show More Summary

Sessions: No, Trump hasn’t invoked executive privilege, but I still can’t tell you what he said to me

Huh? The post Sessions: No, Trump hasn’t invoked executive privilege, but I still can’t tell you what he said to me appeared first on Hot Air.

Watch Jeff Sessions Get "Nervous" When He Can’t Answer Kamala Harris’s Reasonable Questions

The attorney general refused to answer questions because he was “protecting the right of the president” to invoke his executive privilege.

Jeff Toobin: Sessions Ducked Questions by Hiding Behind a Statute ‘Apparently of His Own Invention’

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In a notable exchange with Senator Martin Heinrich during Tuesday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ducked a series of questions without invoking executive privilege.

Jeff Sessions' Explanation for Why He Can't Answer Senators' Questions Is Quite Something

Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried valiantly to avoid using the phrase “executive privilege” at his hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Executive privilege can be invoked by a president to protect private communications between the president and other executive branch officials. Show More Summary

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Notwithstanding Andy’s point on the merits below, Democrats created enough fodder on executive privilege to drive some negative news coverage over the next 12-18 hours, but otherwise the hearing has been a nothing burger. Sessions pretty...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Insists He's Not 'Stonewalling' By Not Answering Questions

WASHINGTON ? Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeatedly refused to answer questions before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday ? not because he or President Donald Trump were asserting executive privilege, but just in case the...Show More Summary

Sessions refuses to disclose conversations with Trump, drawing repeated questions from senators

Sessions won't describe his conversations with Trump about the firing of FBI Director James Comey, though Trump has not asserted executive privilege. Continue reading ? The post Sessions refuses to disclose conversations with Trump, drawing repeated questions from senators appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Sessions can't invoke executive privilege, but he used it a lot

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions had a hard time shaking questions about his refusal to testify about his conversations with President Trump, which has forced him to invoke a circuitous interpretation of the president's right to executive privilege.  Not long after Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, grilled...

Sessions: Trump Has ‘Not Asserted Executive Privilege

#Sessions refuses to confirm whether Russia probe came up during decision to fire Comey. Believes Russia did interfere in election, however pic.twitter.com/nx5dtA6o6e — PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) June 13, 2017 Senator Angus King: In any...Show More Summary

LIVE: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intel Committee

Jeff Sessions succumbed to pressure to publicly testify. Will he now invoke executive privilege and stonewall? Truth serum, please. Share what you're seeing in comments, and thanks!

Jeff Sessions could invoke 'executive privilege' during his testimony Tuesday — here's what that means

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to testify before an open session of the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday afternoon, and speculation is mounting over whether he will invoke something called "executive privilege" to avoid answering...Show More Summary

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