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Trump Won't Invoke Executive Privilege to Block Comey Testimony

  • White House says it won’t seek to invoke executive privilege
  • Former FBI chief due before Senate Intelligence panel
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White House Says Trump Won't Block Comey From Testifying

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President Donald Trump won’t try to stop former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to the Senate this week about investigations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election that could touch on Trump as well as his current and former associates.

Trump won’t invoke executive privilege when Comey appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Monday. Comey, who was fired by Trump last month, is expected to be asked about conversations he had with the president, including a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.