Alan Dershowitz: Trump ‘to invoke the right of executive privilege”

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Dershowitz on hope Hicks questioned by the Congress

President Trump is called within his rights, executive privilege, even if it is the Hope of the former White House communications director Hicks, according to Alan Dershowitz.

Congressional lawmakers often claim that the President “above the law” in many of these cases, but the Congress itself “is also said about the law,” Dershowitz host Laura Ingraham on Fox News’ “The Ingraham angle.”

“Each branch of government has a form of executive privilege”,” Dershowitz said on Wednesday evening. “The President is fully entitled to invoke, executive privilege. If you think it goes too far … let the courts decide.

“The President is fully entitled to invoke, executive privilege. If you think it goes too far … let the courts decide.”

— Alan Dershowitz


“As far as the current issue, all three branches of government privilege is concerned,” he continued. “You can’t call a law clerk at the Supreme court and ask the court clerk What you have to discuss with justice?’ Imagine if you tried to call the legislative assistants of the senators or members of Congress, the same members demand that [Hicks] would be up in arms.”

Dershowitz claims that there is a danger of the weakening of the privilege of power in the three branches of government in cases where such forces are required.

“The danger is, you can executive privilege and legislative privilege and the judicial privilege to reduce, not only for the administration but for future administrations,” he said.

“That would be a major structural impact on the government and on civil liberties.”


Hicks was questioned behind closed doors on Wednesday by the members of the House Judiciary Committee, as part of the panel’s assessment of the obstruction allegations, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia-investigation.

Some Democrats complained that Hicks – who is the chief communications officer at Fox Corp. – was ordered by the White house is now, to stay quiet about her time as an adviser to trump.

“It is the objection of the things already in the public record,” Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., said. “It’s pretty ridiculous.”

Earlier Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, declined to comment on the content of the Interviews: “Everything I say is Ms. Hicks is the answering of questions to you and the interview goes on.”


In a letter Tuesday to Nadler, the White House Counsel Pat Cipollone Hicks wrote that Trump had directed, to answer questions “in relation to the time of your service as a senior Advisor to the President.”

Cipollone, said Hicks was “absolutely immune” from compelled testimony with respect to your service to the President, because of the separation of powers between the Executive and the legislature. The White house similarly broad executive privilege cited in relation to many of the Democrats, ” investigative demand, according to the President the power to order the disclosure of information to protect the confidentiality of Oval Office decision-making process.

Fox News’ Andrew O’reilly contributed to this report.

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