The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in the House investigation of links between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, The Washington Post has learned, a position that is likely to further anger Democrats who have accused Republicans of trying to damage the inquiry.
According to letters The Post reviewed, the Justice Department notified Yates earlier this month that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from discussion in a congressional hearing because the topics are covered by the presidential communication privilege.
Ahem...in case you were at all wondering, we are now entering the "executive privilege" portion of the Trump-Russia scandal. Otherwise known as a cover-up. If you don't recall the term, "executive privilege," you are either not a political history buff or you're way too young. 😏
The country is watching the “cover-up to a crime”, Rep. Eric Swalwell says about Devin Nunes and his WH grounds meeting. pic.twitter.com/ysqXxPXXku— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 28, 2017