Did you just start paying attention to the executive branch the past three years? Go back and look at how many time O blocked testimony and document releases during Benghazi and Fast and Furious hearings. It's not just O Bush did it Clinton did it Reagan did it Carter did it keep going on down the line. You act like executive privilege is something new.
Obama used it 1 time. Once to block DOJ documents on Fast and Furious
Trump has used it 2 times. Once on the Mueller Report and Once over the citizenship question on the 2020 census
George W used it 4 times. Denying disclosure of details regarding Janet Reno and the FBI in misuse of organized crime informants
Once in Congress requesting documents of Dick Cheney's meetings with energy execs
Once blocking a Congressional subpoena to force Harriet Miers to testify in regards to Cheney's meetings with energy execs
Once to reject a subpoena for Karl Rove to testify before the Senate over fired prosecutors
Clinton used it 14 times
George H W Bush never used it but warned he would if needed
Reagan never used it but signed a directive stating if Congress sought info subject to executive privilege he would
Executive privilege didn't exist until Nixon when the Supreme Court ruled that executive privilege and congressional oversight are both consequences of the doctrine of the separation of powers.
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