President Trump has stayed busy making sure nobody gets to the bottom of his ‘Russian scandal’.
In a press briefing, the White House refused to rule out executive privilege as a option in dealing with newly scheduled Comey hearing.
Press Secretary Spicer said the hearing, which has been scheduled for Thursday 10:00 a.m., will need to be “reviewed” before the WH makes any final decisions.
Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, both publicly and behind closed doors.
Comey’s testimony could cause headaches for Trump, who is facing accusations that he attempted to obstruct the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s election meddling.
Trump could try to assert privilege to try to block Comey’s testimony, but legal experts said such a move might not succeed. It could also generate both political and legal backlash against the president.
Trump has spoken publicly about his talks with Comey. By doing so, he likely waived his ability to invoke privilege, experts say. During those talks, Trump allegedly pressured Comey to ease off former national security adviser Michael Flynn and asked for his loyalty.
Check out the video below:
Sean Spicer on blocking Comey’s testimony: Trump to “review” https://t.co/6gOUi1pWbz
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) June 2, 2017