The White House will allow former FBI head James Comey to testify before Congress this week.
In a news briefing this morning, press secretary deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders noted that while the President’s right to “assert executive privilege is well-established”, President Trump, in order to promote “a swift and thorough examination of the facts,” will not utilize his executive privilege to block the testimony of James Comey.
The announcement comes after legal experts told Trump blocking Comey would be extremely difficult, especially since he spoke of the nature of their private conversations publicly.
Comey is set to testify Thursday for the first time since Trump fired him last month.
JUST IN: White House says Trump will not invoke executive privilege and try to block James Comey from testifying. https://t.co/BUCuiPnHuX
— CNN (@CNN) June 5, 2017
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