The White House said it is reviewing whether it will use executive privilege to block former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony with lawmakers next week, The Daily Caller reports.
Trump was forced to make a decision whether he wants to invoke executive privilege in an attempt to Comey from speaking after the Senate Intelligence Committee scheduled a hearing next Thursday.
Administration staffers including senior adviser Kellyanne Conway and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump has not decided yet on the matter of invoking executive privilege.
When asked directly if he will invoke his presidential powers to block Comey from testifying, Conway said: “The president will make that decision.”
During an interview on “Good Morning America” Friday, Conway was asked if Trump will invoke his presidential powers to stop the former FBI director.
Conway replied, “The president will make that decision.”
Comey is expected to talk about his private conversations with Trump where he was allegedly asked to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.