Trump didnt exert executive privilege like Obama did GOP allies gloat after Barr presser

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President Trump did not assert his executive privilege to get any information redacted in special counsel Robert Muellers report Attorney General William Barr told reporters on Thursday. Barr said Trump agreed to not assert his privilege to redact any material in the interest of transparency and full disclosure to the American people. The office of the White House Counsel requested the opportunity to review the redacted version of the report in order to advise the President on the potential invocation of privilege which is consistent with long standing practice he said. Following that review the President confirmed that in the interest of transparency and full disclosure to the American people he would not assert privilege over the special counsels report. for context in unprecedented transparency. for context in unprecedented transparency. No executive privilege asserted Jordan added. Accordingly and no material has been redacted based on executive privilege. WASHINGTON and Barr is redacting only the parts required by law. Understanding the extraordinary public interest in this matter with Barr redacting on the portions required by law

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