Jeffersonian Privilege

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  1. PatHMV says:

    Interesting you should make the comparison. As the concurring opinion noted in detail, Congressman Jefferson and the House steadfastly refused to comply with subpoenas duces tecum for the documents sought by the FBI. It was only their continued refusal to comply with the subpoenas that the FBI resorted to a search warrant.

    That was the executive branch trump card (although there’s no hint of politics surrounding the investigation of “Dollar” Bill, unlike the allegations against the A.G.). The legislative branch, likewise, has the 2 trump cards of inherent contempt and impeachment.