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ACT cycling advocacy boss to step down

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Pedal Power ACT Executive Officer John Armstrong has announced that he will be leaving the cycling advocacy organisation in order to pursue new challenges. “I have been in the privileged position of being able to represent the interests of the cycling community, not just the members of Pedal Power ACT but also the broader 103,000 […]

Executive Privilege: Trump’s D.C. Hotel Reportedly Upped Room Rates After the Inauguration

They're charging hundreds more per night than other hotels in the area. The post Executive Privilege: Trump’s D.C. Hotel Reportedly Upped Room Rates After the Inauguration appeared first on RedState.

Twitter says no executive privilege for Trump tweets - CNET

4 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Social network says the president and his controversial tweets get no special treatment as he also must follow the company's rules.

Fact Checker’s guide to obstruction of justice, executive privilege and impeachment

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections widened the scope of the probe — including whether President Trump obstructed justice when firing James B. Comey as FBI director. Now, with every new development, Trump’s critics are quick to call for his impeachment and label his actions as obstruction of justice. Yet […]

What Happens If Trump’s White House Invokes Executive Privilege?

Trump doesn't believe the rules apply to him. Donald Trump’s presidency has been defined by a central theme: Trump’s belief that ordinary rules and laws do not apply to him. Trump has made clear that he believes it is up to his personal discretion to order torture – even though torture is illegal under all circumstances. Show More Summary

A primer on executive privilege since Trump officials keep stonewalling lawmakers

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

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

Explaining Executive Privilege and Sessions’s Refusal to Answer Questions

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

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

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

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

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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.

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