Cozen O’Connor: Legal experts say White House has expanded use of executive privilege without actually invoking it

Legal experts say White House has expanded use of executive privilege without actually invoking it

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Jim Schultz, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Government & Regulatory practice group, discussed with the LA Times that the White House has significantly broadened the traditional use of executive privilege to direct individuals to avoid answering questions about specific conversations with the president. Jim is a former deputy counsel in Trump's White House, said there was nothing wrong with safeguarding the president's prerogative to keep some information secret. "It's the obligation of the White House counsel to protect the institution of the White House and the executive privilege that goes along with it," Schultz said. "If there were another party in the White House, the Democrats would not be thumping away about it," he added.

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James D. Schultz

Chair, Government & Regulatory

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(202) 912-4800

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