Trump’s bid to block Bolton’s impeachment testimony ‘will be ...


Trump’s bid to block Bolton’s impeachment testimony ‘will be Nixed’

ANALYSIS | Experts cite Watergate in dismissing president’s potential ‘executive privilege’ manoeuvre

Jan Wolfe

US President Donald Trump would have a tough time blocking John Bolton’s testimony in his US Senate impeachment trial by invoking the legal doctrine called executive privilege if his former national security adviser is subpoenaed as a witness, according to legal experts.

The Republican-controlled Senate has not yet decided whether to allow any witnesses or new evidence in the trial that will determine whether the Republican president is removed from office after being impeached on December 18 by the Democratic-led House of Representatives on two charges.

Bolton refused to cooperate with the House inquiry but made a surprise announcement on January 6 that he would be willing to testify in the Senate trial if subpoenaed to do so...

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