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Trump Will Not Assert Executive Privilege To Block Comey Testimony

•, Tyler Durden

As we noted on Friday, while invoking executive privilege can be a politically treacherous move, recalling past scandals like Watergate, in which Nixon asserted the power in efforts to block congressional investigations, it is worth recalling that in 2012 none other than former President Barack Obama used the legal authority once, during congressional inquiries into the "Fast and Furious" scandal, after weapons ended up in the possession of Mexican gun cartels. Obama was later sued by Congress for his decision to block lawmakers from viewing documents related to the gun-running scandal. As Reuters further adds, "presidents can assert executive privilege to prevent government employees from sharing information.