House Democrats Use January 6 Inquisition To Provoke Major Court Battle Over Executive Privilege

House Democrats Use January 6 Inquisition To Provoke Major Court Battle Over Executive Privilege


House Democrats are using their January 6 inquisition to provoke a major court battle over executive privilege, multiple legal experts told The Federalist. At issue is whether a non-legislative congressional committee can pierce not just executive privilege, but also attorney-client privilege, of a former president, and grand jury secrecy requirements. While House Democrats have pushed the narrative to corporate media that it’s an open-and-shut case against former President Donald Trump, the reality is that many of the specific legal claims at issue have never been directly litigated or ruled on by the Supreme Court, while others have been decided in favor of those arguing for broader protection of records and communications covered by executive privilege, even for former presidents.

Democrats on the House’s January 6 investigative committee kicked off the fight last week by issuing a flurry of subpoenas of former Trump White House officials and then pushing a narrative to compliant corporate media that the decision of whether

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