Friday, June 2, 2017

Trump Appears Unlikely to Hinder Comey's Testimony About Russia Inquiry

As the President, Trump has the ability to invoke "Executive Privilege", which would make him immune to subpoenas in relation to requests for information regarding the actions of the President and/or his staff in investigations. The article above, however, states that Trump is unlikely to invoke Executive Privilege when it comes to James Comey's testimony on the case involving Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and Flynn's relationship with Russia during the Trump transition. Despite the fact that the information Comey has can be damaging to the Trump team, Trump may not hinder Comey's testimony in the hopes that people will see that he has nothing to hide.

-Jason Keller

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