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NY Times Trump Not Planning to Invoke Executive Privilege for Comey Testimony

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FILE: FBI Director James Comey testified Before the House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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U.S. President Donald Trump does not plan to invoke executive privilege as a way to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to Congress next week, The New York Times said on Saturday citing two unnamed senior Administration Officials.

On Friday, a White House spokesperson Referred a question about the Times’ story to outside council. Outside didnt Council are immediately respond to a request for comment.

Comey was leading a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. Presidential Election and possible common knowledge by Trump’s Campaign When the president fired him last month.

On Friday, White House Officials have said that they did not know yet Whether President Donald Trump would seek to block Comey’s testimony, a Move That Could Spark a Political Backlash.

“I have not spoken to counsel yet. I do not know how they’re going to respond,” White House Spokesman Sean Spicer Told reporters on Saturday.

The former FBI chief is due to testify on Thursday is Before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its own Russia-related investigation, and his comments could cause problems for the Republican president.

Presidents can assert executive privilege to Prevent Government employees from sharing information. But I, legal experts say it is not clear Whether CERTAIN Conversations Between Trump and Comey That the president has talked about publicly would be Covered, and any effort to block Comey, who is
Now a private citizen, could be from testifying Challenges in
Court.