executive privilege

White House to William Barr: Prepare for War over Mueller Report

White House Special Counsel Emmet Flood sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr making clear that President Donald Trump is retaining his legal privileges as partisan Democrats escalate their conflict against the president over the Mueller Report.

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Courts Intrude on White House over DACA, Even Obama Judge Concerned

Justice Department lawyers are pushing back against unprecedented judicial efforts to interfere with President Donald Trump’s administration, including a fight over DACA and presidential privileges that could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 05: Jill Weiler holds a sign in support of DACA as she and others prepare to march from the White House on Tuesday September 05, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Trump’s ‘Tapes’ Were a Bluff to Force James Comey to Tell the Whole Truth

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he had not recorded his conversations with former FBI director James Comey before firing him. The media are portraying Trump’s new “admission” as a failure. But in fact, Trump’s bluff has been a tactical win for the president, for two reasons.

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Trump Could Silence Comey, But Lets Him Speak

President Donald Trump has constitutional authority to prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying before Congress by invoking executive privilege but instead has chosen to let his former top investigator speak publicly.

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Stock Market Crash Anticipating Trump’s Win: Just Like Reagan

It should not be surprising that anticipation of Donald Trump’s presidential victory caused a 900-point plunge, over several days, in the Dow Jones stock average. Wall Street sent stocks down by over 20 percent after Ronald Reagan won the presidency.

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