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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

White House Lawyers Face A Clinton-Era Legal Trap In Russia Probe


By Politico, June 07, 2017

President Donald Trump’s decision to rely on an outside lawyer as he confronts multiple Russia probes may help him avoid a trap that befell President Bill Clinton during the investigations of the 1990s: being forced to hand over notes or provide testimony about meetings that took place in the White House.

A pair of legal showdowns between Whitewater special prosecutor Ken Starr’s office and the Clinton White House two decades ago erased the idea that presidents and their aides are protected by attorney-client privilege when talking with government lawyers.
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