Trump Willing To Invoke Executive Privilege To Stop THIS Witness From Testifying

Via The Washington Examiner:

President Trump strongly indicated he will try to block former national security adviser John Bolton from testifying in a Senate impeachment trial that could start as soon as next week.

“I think you have to, for the sake of the office,” Trump said during an interview on Friday with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who asked if he would invoke executive privilege.

Trump, who said earlier this week he would consult his lawyers on the issue of executive privilege, claimed he personally had “no problem” with Bolton testifying but argued that he has to consider the precedent it would set for presidential privilege and how much a commander in chief would be able to confide in advisers.

“You can’t be in the White House as president — future, I’m talking about future, any future presidents — and have a security adviser, anybody having to do with security, and legal, and other things,” he said.

 

 

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