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What Is Executive Privilege And Can Donald Trump Use It For Jan. 6 Riot?

Executive privilege is the principle that provides immunity from subpoena to the president and other officials in the executive branch and allows them to withhold certain forms of confidential communication from Congress or the courts. Former President Donald Trump is attempting to assert executive privilege for both himself and former adviser Steve Bannon in order to block Congress' investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

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