House Judiciary committee chairman Jerry Nadler shot down Trump’s claim of executive privilege to hide the Mueller report.
Trump is using executive privilege to hide the Mueller report
Sarah Sanders released a statement:
Statement on Executive Privilege pic.twitter.com/6ujCZDnMC0
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) May 8, 2019
Jerry Nadler wrecks Trump’s executive privilege claim
House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler responded that Trump has already waved executive privilege, “In response to our latest good faith offer, the department abruptly announced that if we move forward today, it will ask President Trump to invoke what on all the materials subject to our subpoena. Just minutes ago, it took that dramatic step. Besides misapplying the doctrine of executive privilege, since the White House waived these privileges long ago and the department seemed open to sharing these materials with us just yesterday, this decision represents a clear escalation and the trump administration’s blanket defiance of Congress constitutionally mandated duties. I hope that the department will think better of this last-minute outburst and return to negotiations.”
Video of Nadler:
Nader is right. Trump waved his executive privilege, and this is nothing more than a stall tactic. Trump doesn’t want the House to get the Mueller report, and especially the underlying evidence, because it could be used to impeach him.
Trump is digging his hole deeper with the American people, and only making it worse for himself after Democrats win and get the full Mueller report.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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