Trump’s Failing And Feckless “Executive Privilege” Impeachment Strategy

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  by Richard Cameron   Friday closed out yet another turbulent week for the endangered presidency of Donald Trump. The White House counsel’s office, Cabinet agency level attorneys and GOP members of Congress in both houses have been maintaining that the House Impeachment Inquiry is either unlawful, un-Constitutional or lacking in “due process” or all of the above. Trump himself, tweeted, “The Ukraine investigation is just as Corrupt and Fake as all of the other garbage that went on before it.”  On the matter of whether the inquiry / investigation…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Invokes The “I Do Not Recall” Strategy In Senate Hearings

by Richard Cameron Attorney General Jeff Sessions resorted to two main tactics in hedging particular lines of questioning in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee today.  One was selective amnesia with regard to particulars concerning interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 Presidential campaign. The other was his invoking of a “longstanding policy” of cabinet level heads of the Department of Justice not to comment on private discussions, “confidential communications”, as he termed them, with the executive branch (i.e., the President). It’s interesting, the pattern emerging. Trump’s media surrogates and…

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Will President Trump Attempt To Invoke Executive Privilege To Muzzle James Comey?

by Richard Cameron WASHINGTON D.C. White House Senior Advisor, Kellyanne Conway in an interview with ABC News, left room for speculation that President Trump might conceivably move to prohibit former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress next week. At first Conway said, “We’ll be watching with the rest of the world when Director Comey testifies.”  But in a follow up question, she was asked about the possibility of the president invoking “executive privilege” to block the man he fired less than a month ago from speaking to the…

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