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Explainer: Can Trump use executive privilege to block congressional probes?

Reuters Wednesday, 12 June 2019 ()
Like numerous U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump has invoked the legal doctrine known as executive privilege to try to block congressional investigators from getting access to certain documents and witnesses they are seeking.
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