White House: Trump will not try to stop James Comey testimony by asserting executive privilege

White House: Trump will not try to stop James Comey testimony by asserting executive privilege 

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President Trump will not attempt to stop former FBI director James B. Comey from testifying in an open hearing Thursday, the White House said Monday. Principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump will not assert executive privilege to prevent Comey from testifying.

“The president’s power to assert executive privilege is well established,” Sanders told reporters during the daily press briefing. “However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey’s scheduled testimony.”

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