- Nov 2012
Earlier this week, we published an op-ed, highlighting this and other evidence from the Founding era and discussed its significance for current events. While writing, we were impressed by just how unanimous Washington’s advisors were on an impeachment carve-out to executive privilege. Here are some key quotes (with emphasis added), from Washington’s Cabinet (whose advice he had requested) and several others:
Washington clearly signaled that executive privilege would not be available if the House were pursuing an impeachment inquiry. His advisors agreed.