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Trump taps Clinton, Obama precedent on whistleblower executive privilege

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2019
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US intelligence, whiistle blower

A top House Democrat accused the administration Thursday of stonewalling a probe into a national security whistleblower’s complaint against President Trump by raising executive privilege, but Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama also insisted on the right to privilege in such cases.

Emerging from a three-hour, closed-door briefing with an inspector general, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the Justice Department is shielding the White House by barring disclosure of details about the whistleblower’s complaint.

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