Saturday, June 3, 2017

Would He Dare?

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway [...] told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the Trump team would be “watching with the rest of the world” to see what Comey said in his congressional testimony.

Then, asked directly if Trump would use his presidential authority to block Comey’s testimony, Conway hedged: “The President will make that decision.”

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer would not say whether President Donald Trump would invoke executive privilege in a bid to block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week.

“That committee hearing was just noticed, and I think obviously it’s got to be reviewed,” Spicer said at the daily press briefing Friday when first asked if Trump would try to block Comey from testifying.

“So that’s not a ‘no?'” the reporter pressed. In response, Spicer added that he has not yet spoken to the White House counsel about the issue and was unsure how counsel would respond.

If there is such a thing as executive privilege to stop someone testifying in a Senate investigation, it's further confirmation that executive privilege has gone way, way too far.

Nonetheless, I doubt at this point that anything that happens can move either Trump supporters or Trump opponents to move to the other side of the fence. All the flying bullshit now is simply theater.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.


Not to mention, a legal one.

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