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Claims of executive privilege would likely be subject to legal challenge in the case, since the doctrine is intended primarily to protect national security — the overarching purpose of Mueller’s investigation.
That letter, as poorly thought-out as everything else Trump has done, effectively waived the executive privilege Kasowitz tried to invoke Thursday.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to rely on an executive privilege claim in declining to say whether Trump had asked him to drop any investigation.
Another effectively repealed a Bush executive order that allowed former presidents or their heirs to keep records secret by claiming executive privilege.
Here’s a world tour of countries whose leaders have taken executive privilege to a whole new level.
During the nearly five-hour hearing that touched on topics including Russian election meddling, immigration and criminal justice reform, Sessions also debated executive privilege with committee Democrats.
But Trump has not formally invoked executive privilege, which might force a legal confrontation between the White House and Congress.
Kobach and his lawyers tried to prevent the release of the documents, arguing they were protected under attorney-client and executive privileges.
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