Tag: Executive Privilege, Doctrine of

Could Trump Muzzle John Bolton? The Limits of Executive Privilege, Explained

WASHINGTON — Republican senators allied with President Trump are increasingly arguing that the Senate should not call witnesses or subpoena documents for his impeachment trial because Mr. Trump has threatened to invoke executive privilege, and a legal fight would take too long to resolve. But it is far from clear that Mr. Trump has the […]

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In McGahn Case, an Epic Constitutional Showdown

WASHINGTON — “Has there ever been,” the judge asked, “an instance of such broad-scale defiance of a congressional request for information in the history of the Republic?” It was the first Friday of the new year, and an appeals court was considering whether President Trump could order his advisers to refuse to comply with congressional […]

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