Five reasons Trump cannot hide behind executive privilege

Source: The Hill
by Kimberly Wehle

“There’s no established legal or historical path from a congressional investigation to a criminal trial of a former president — and for good reason. Presidents are special, and they enjoy numerous special privileges of the office. During the Trump years, debate swirled around the concept of executive privilege, and whether his status as president would immunize him from liability for actions taken both before and during his presidency. As the work of the select committee heats up, executive privilege could again loom large — as has already been the case with the snubbing of subpoenas by former Trump adviser Steve Bannon and chief of staff Mark Meadows. Here are five reasons why an attempt by Trump to hide behind executive privilege regarding Jan. 6 should probably fail.” (01/05/22)