There’s no mention of executive privilege in the Constitution. Nor was it discussed at the Constitutional Convention, when delegates gathered in Philadelphia in 1787 to draft the country’s bedrock governing principles. But executive privilege — the president’s right to keep some communications...
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Steve Bannon appeared this week before the House Intelligence Committee but refused to answer numerous questions, claiming executive privilege. Can he do that? The lawyer’s answer is no. This administration will find no more refuge in claims of executive privilege than the Nixon administration...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and lawmakers haggled Thursday over what former chief strategist Steve Bannon and other top aides to President Donald Trump can tell Congress as it investigates possible connections with Russia. Lawmakers...Show More Summary
A source said the "executive privilege" argument amounts to Trump poking "Congress in the eye."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on investigations into Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia (all times local):
The White House's contention: Pretty much everything is off limits until the president says it's not
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle. The contention espoused by top White House officials?...Show More Summary
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Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s claims of executive privilege run counter to judicial rulings in the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon from office, MSNBC’s “All In” explained Wednesday. “The whole understanding of executive...
White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News personality Bret Baier that Steve Bannon was not instructed to assert executive privilege. “Did the White House tell him to invoke executive privilege,” Baier asked. “No. Steve has had very, very little contact with the White...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents since George Washington have resisted congressional requests for documents and the testimony of administration officials by asserting a power known as executive privilege. Executive privilege is the president's...Show More Summary
Joshua Roberts/Reuters Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon broke some bad news to House investigators Tuesday, announcing that the White House had invoked executive privilege to keep him from answering many of their questions. Show More Summary
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon invoked executive privilege and refused to answer the House Intelligence Committee’s questions during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to several media accounts.
On Morning Joe, Hallie Jackson discussed some new details about the Bannon subpoena this morning -- that, and the fact that the White House is making up new rules and calling it "executive privilege." "So this was a discussion that the...Show More Summary
Even after the House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena, Bannon wouldn’t answer any questions about Trump’s presidency, or the transition.
Bannon invoked executive privilege, Rep. Adam Schiff said.
“Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon broke some bad news to House investigators on Tuesday, announcing that the White House has invoked executive privilege to keep him from answering many of their questions,” the Daily Beast reports. “But executive [...]
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...
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