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Loretta Lynch Refuses to Answer Congress' Questions About Bill Clinton Tarmac Meeting

Taking the Fifth? I don't know what other possible legal reason should could give for invoking a right to not answer -- there is no executive privilege running to an ex- president. Former President Obama?s Attorney General Loretta Lynch met...

The nation's 'top lawyer' has no idea how executive privilege works

Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn't want to answer a lot of questions during his Wednesday testimony and he used a claim of "executive privilege" to dodge many of the toughest ones. Why did Trump fire Comey? Sorry. “Until such time...Show More Summary

I’m Going to Europe to Work on My Tragic Addiction to Power and Privilege

Steven Markow writes a satirical piece imagining an executive responding to harassment allegations: “I’ve decided to go to Europe to work on my tragic addiction to power and privilege.”

How Many Times Has Donald Trump Taken The 5th Amendment? Here’s What It Means To ‘Take The 5th,’ Explained

On Wednesday, two executives at the political consulting firm behind what has become known as the “Pee Tape Dossier” invoked their Fifth Amendment privileges in a closed-door congressional hearing. Donald Trump quickly took to his Twitter...Show More Summary

Why Jeff Sessions’ Testimony About Executive Privilege Was So Important

Executive privilege was a running theme during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Sessions began by saying that he’d received a letter from minority members of the committee asking him to state whether the president would be asserting executive privilege at this time. Show More Summary

Rhode Island Dem hammers Sessions over executive privilege and cybersecurity

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A Rhode Island Democrat hammered Attorney General Jeff Sessions over cybersecurity and his claims of executive privilege. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) asked the attorney general to explain why he claimed conversations with President Donald Trump were privileged when the president had not claimed...

Jeff Sessions Once Again Dodges Questions About Trump's Firing Of Former FBI Director

Sessions said his communications with Trump about firing James Comey were confidential, and that the president might assert executive privilege down the line.

When it comes to Russia, Jeff Sessions proves he still has a very selective memory

Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday was more defined by how uncooperative he was than just about any other feature. Specifically, he claimed executive privilege—even though Donald Trump has yet to declare...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions invokes executive privilege on behalf of president before Senate panel

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would essentially invoke executive privilege until the president told him he did not have to. The attorney general testified Wednesday morning before the panel, where he complained during his opening statement that minority...

The Note: Spotlight turns to Sessions on Russia probe and Trump's executive privilege

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee today in an oversight hearing.

Want to Do Something Important? Stop Procrastinating

At the New York Times, I had the privilege of working with Phyllis Korkki, an assignment editor for the business section. In addition to her new role as executive editor of Hooked, an app that tells fictional stories in the...

My Visit to Montreat

I spent a day at the home of the Rev. Billy Graham. Recently, I was in Montreat, North Carolina, at the home of Billy Graham. As the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, this was a tremendous privilege for me. Show More Summary

Prosecutor won't answer questions about lawyer death probe

A Connecticut prosecutor is citing executive privilege in declining to answer questions about how he concluded there was no evidence of a 2014 homicide in the case of a lawyer … Click to Continue »

Arkansas city, LGBT groups say document hunt not too broad

Attorneys for a northwest Arkansas city and LGBT rights supporters say state officials are trying to dramatically expand legislative and executive privilege by seeking to block subpoenas issued in the … Click to Continue »

Theresa May breaks her promise to tackle excessive executive pay

Prime Minister May ditches promise to force shareholder votes on pay. May promised action to make economy "that works not for a privileged few but for every one of us." Allies of PM believed legislation would be voted down by Tory MPs. U-turn...Show More Summary

ACT cycling advocacy boss to step down

3 months 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 months 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

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