Comey And Executive Privilege — What Could Have Been

By Todd Presnell (June 5, 2017, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017, as part of the committee's investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election. And the committee's inquiry will certainly include questions about Director Comey's conversations with President Donald Trump, including the reported discussion[1] where the president, referring to the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, told Comey: "I hope you can let this go."

The President's Decision on Executive Privilege

As Comey's appearance date neared, several questioned whether President Trump would invoke the "executive privilege" to prevent Comey from testifying about...

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