Trump says he may invoke executive privilege if John Bolton is subpoenaed by Senate

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"...you have to for the sake of the office."

The Ayatollah Trump, God's Chosen One, whom thou may supplicate, but thou may not make demands.

Trump says he may invoke executive privilege if John Bolton is subpoenaed by Senate
President Donald Trump suggested in a Fox News interview Friday that he would invoke executive privilege if former national security adviser John Bolton was subpoenaed for the Senate impeachment trial.​
Bolton said earlier this week that he is "prepared to testify" in the trial – if he's subpoenaed by the Republican-controlled chamber.​
"I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify," Bolton stated.​
Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham asked the president in an interview whether he would block Bolton from testifying.​
"You can’t be in the White House as president — future, I’m talking about future, any future presidents — and have a security adviser, anybody having to do with security, and legal, and other things," Trump said.​
"Are you going to invoke executive privilege?” Ingraham asked pointedly.​
“Well I think you have to for the sake of the office,” Trump replied.​
 
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All President's claim Executive Privilege. Obama did any number of times. Separation of powers doctrine. It is silly to have a grown man referring to President Trump as "ayatollah".

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson cited executive privilege when Senator Henry Clay demanded he produce documents concerning statements the president made to his cabinet about the removal of federal deposits from the Second Bank of the United States during the Bank War.

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During the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, Eisenhower used the claim of executive privilege to forbid the "provision of any data about internal conversations, meetings, or written communication among staffers, with no exception to topics or people." Department of Defense employees were also instructed not to testify on any such conversations or produce any such documents or reproductions.[9] This was done to refuse the McCarthy Committee subpoenas of transcripts of monitored telephone calls from Army officials, as well as information on meetings between Eisenhower officials relating to the hearings. This was done in the form of a letter from Eisenhower to the Department of Defense and an accompanying memo from Eisenhower Justice. The reasoning behind the order was that there was a need for "candid" exchanges among executive employees in giving "advice" to one another. In the end, Eisenhower would invoke the claim 44 times between 1955 and 1960.

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On June 20, 2012, President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege in order to withhold certain Department of Justice documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious controversy ahead of a United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce the documents.

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https:://www.wikiwand.com/en/Executive_privilege
 

imaginethat

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All President's claim Executive Privilege. Obama did any number of times. Separation of powers doctrine. It is silly to have a grown man referring to President Trump as "ayatollah".

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson cited executive privilege when Senator Henry Clay demanded he produce documents concerning statements the president made to his cabinet about the removal of federal deposits from the Second Bank of the United States during the Bank War.
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During the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, Eisenhower used the claim of executive privilege to forbid the "provision of any data about internal conversations, meetings, or written communication among staffers, with no exception to topics or people." Department of Defense employees were also instructed not to testify on any such conversations or produce any such documents or reproductions.[9] This was done to refuse the McCarthy Committee subpoenas of transcripts of monitored telephone calls from Army officials, as well as information on meetings between Eisenhower officials relating to the hearings. This was done in the form of a letter from Eisenhower to the Department of Defense and an accompanying memo from Eisenhower Justice. The reasoning behind the order was that there was a need for "candid" exchanges among executive employees in giving "advice" to one another. In the end, Eisenhower would invoke the claim 44 times between 1955 and 1960.
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On June 20, 2012, President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege in order to withhold certain Department of Justice documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious controversy ahead of a United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce the documents.
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https:://www.wikiwand.com/en/Executive_privilege
Thanks a lot for the history briefing, but clearly, that was then, and this is now.
 
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All President's claim Executive Privilege. Obama did any number of times. Separation of powers doctrine. It is silly to have a grown man referring to President Trump as "ayatollah".

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson cited executive privilege when Senator Henry Clay demanded he produce documents concerning statements the president made to his cabinet about the removal of federal deposits from the Second Bank of the United States during the Bank War.
...
During the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, Eisenhower used the claim of executive privilege to forbid the "provision of any data about internal conversations, meetings, or written communication among staffers, with no exception to topics or people." Department of Defense employees were also instructed not to testify on any such conversations or produce any such documents or reproductions.[9] This was done to refuse the McCarthy Committee subpoenas of transcripts of monitored telephone calls from Army officials, as well as information on meetings between Eisenhower officials relating to the hearings. This was done in the form of a letter from Eisenhower to the Department of Defense and an accompanying memo from Eisenhower Justice. The reasoning behind the order was that there was a need for "candid" exchanges among executive employees in giving "advice" to one another. In the end, Eisenhower would invoke the claim 44 times between 1955 and 1960.
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On June 20, 2012, President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege in order to withhold certain Department of Justice documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious controversy ahead of a United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce the documents.
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https:://www.wikiwand.com/en/Executive_privilege

I guess this may go to court.
 
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"...you have to for the sake of the office."

The Ayatollah Trump, God's Chosen One, whom thou may supplicate, but thou may not make demands.

Trump says he may invoke executive privilege if John Bolton is subpoenaed by Senate
President Donald Trump suggested in a Fox News interview Friday that he would invoke executive privilege if former national security adviser John Bolton was subpoenaed for the Senate impeachment trial.​
Bolton said earlier this week that he is "prepared to testify" in the trial – if he's subpoenaed by the Republican-controlled chamber.​
"I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify," Bolton stated.​
Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham asked the president in an interview whether he would block Bolton from testifying.​
"You can’t be in the White House as president — future, I’m talking about future, any future presidents — and have a security adviser, anybody having to do with security, and legal, and other things," Trump said.​
"Are you going to invoke executive privilege?” Ingraham asked pointedly.​
“Well I think you have to for the sake of the office,” Trump replied.​
His worrying about the sake of the office, is frankly BS. Boltons testimony has already been heard, but the Republicans say they want it from first hand accounts, instead of second hand accounts.

There won't be any witnesses, McConnell made sure of that.
 
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All President's claim Executive Privilege. Obama did any number of times. Separation of powers doctrine. It is silly to have a grown man referring to President Trump as "ayatollah".

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson cited executive privilege when Senator Henry Clay demanded he produce documents concerning statements the president made to his cabinet about the removal of federal deposits from the Second Bank of the United States during the Bank War.
...
During the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, Eisenhower used the claim of executive privilege to forbid the "provision of any data about internal conversations, meetings, or written communication among staffers, with no exception to topics or people." Department of Defense employees were also instructed not to testify on any such conversations or produce any such documents or reproductions.[9] This was done to refuse the McCarthy Committee subpoenas of transcripts of monitored telephone calls from Army officials, as well as information on meetings between Eisenhower officials relating to the hearings. This was done in the form of a letter from Eisenhower to the Department of Defense and an accompanying memo from Eisenhower Justice. The reasoning behind the order was that there was a need for "candid" exchanges among executive employees in giving "advice" to one another. In the end, Eisenhower would invoke the claim 44 times between 1955 and 1960.
...
On June 20, 2012, President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege in order to withhold certain Department of Justice documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious controversy ahead of a United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce the documents.
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https:://www.wikiwand.com/en/Executive_privilege
How about, instead of the usual Trump sycophant response of “Obama”, you actually try and address what TRUMP is doing?
 
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First, Trump said he welcomed witnesses now it scares the sh!t out of him. His hypocrisy and deceit are palpable.

...“I would have no problem [with Bolton testifying] other than we have to protect, we have to be able to protect” executive privilege, Trump said. “People can’t go up and say whatever my thoughts are, whatever your thoughts are, about us, countries, views, you don’t want that to be out. So we have to protect presidential privilege.”

Bolton was present for many of the key moments in U.S.-Ukraine relations over the past year, and if witnesses were to be permitted at a Senate trial, Bolton would likely be at the top of any Democratic witness list.

On Monday, Bolton said publicly that if he were subpoenaed by the Senate, he would be willing to testify in an impeachment trial. ...


"Executive privilege", the last refuge of a dirty scoundrel.
 
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All President's claim Executive Privilege. Obama did any number of times. Separation of powers doctrine. It is silly to have a grown man referring to President Trump as "ayatollah".

In 1833, President Andrew Jackson cited executive privilege when Senator Henry Clay demanded he produce documents concerning statements the president made to his cabinet about the removal of federal deposits from the Second Bank of the United States during the Bank War.
...
During the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954, Eisenhower used the claim of executive privilege to forbid the "provision of any data about internal conversations, meetings, or written communication among staffers, with no exception to topics or people." Department of Defense employees were also instructed not to testify on any such conversations or produce any such documents or reproductions.[9] This was done to refuse the McCarthy Committee subpoenas of transcripts of monitored telephone calls from Army officials, as well as information on meetings between Eisenhower officials relating to the hearings. This was done in the form of a letter from Eisenhower to the Department of Defense and an accompanying memo from Eisenhower Justice. The reasoning behind the order was that there was a need for "candid" exchanges among executive employees in giving "advice" to one another. In the end, Eisenhower would invoke the claim 44 times between 1955 and 1960.
...
On June 20, 2012, President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege in order to withhold certain Department of Justice documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious controversy ahead of a United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce the documents.
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https:://www.wikiwand.com/en/Executive_privilege
Those weren't impeachment trials.