Donald Trump Will Not Invoke Executive Privilege To Block James Comey Testimony Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sanders made the major announcement when she got asked if President Donald Trump intended to invoke executive privilege to block Comey’s appearance before the committee. Comey is is expected to be asked about reports he wrote a memo saying Trump tried to pressure him into dropping the FBI’s probe of former NSA Mike Flynn and its Russia probe.
“The president’s power to exert exec privilege is very well established,” Sanders began. “However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not exert executive privilege regarding James Comey’s scheduled testimony.”
In a raucous press briefing Sanders made another banner headline when she called Trump’s Twitter remarks “extremely important,” Sanders said. This, in marked contrast to POTUS surrogates’ talking points just a couple hours earlier.
Twitter, Sanders said, “gives him the ability to speak directly to the people without the bias of the media filtering those types of communications. He has, at this point, over 100-plus million contacts through social media and those platforms,” she said, adding, “I think it’s a very important tool for him to be able to utilize.”....
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