Trump signals he will use executive privilege to block John Bolton testimony in Senate trial

President Trump strongly indicated he will try to block former national security adviser John Bolton from testifying in a Senate impeachment trial that could start as soon as next week.

“I think you have to, for the sake of the office,” Trump said during an interview on Friday with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who asked if he would invoke executive privilege.

Trump, who said earlier this week he would consult his lawyers on the issue of executive privilege, claimed he personally had “no problem” with Bolton testifying but argued that he has to consider the precedent it would set for presidential privilege and how much a commander
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