Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report

Singularity

Former Staff
Oct 2009
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#3
Hugely risky, not just for Trump.

Observers of the law will note that if this move is shot down in court, it will weaken the entire concept of executive privilege. It will become very hard to claim it without dealing with this precedent. Administrations have always been aware that they must be cautious in this respect, for the sake of the institution of the presidency and the independence of the executive branch.

Trump is effectively saying here 1) He's confident a 5-4 ruling will back him up no matter what and 2) He doesn't care about the risks.

Didn't we just learn that Trump not caring about the risks has blown up in his face? Like, a lot?
 

Ian Jeffrey

Council Hall
Mar 2013
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#8
Yes, it is. He cannot cover up criminal behavior by asserting executive privilege. He would have to invoke his 5th Amendment privilege - which, according to him, only guilty people do. Of course, in this situation, it works out the same way.
And, he didn't do it to protect himself.
Apparently, he has.
 
Jan 2015
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#9
Yes, it is. He cannot cover up criminal behavior by asserting executive privilege. He would have to invoke his 5th Amendment privilege - which, according to him, only guilty people do. Of course, in this situation, it works out the same way.

Apparently, he has.
You really aren't very good at this are you?
 

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