More than a decade ago, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared victory over the Bush administration in a clash between Congress and the president's assertion of executive privilege to try to block members of his administration from testifying as part of a congressional oversight investigation. "It's a triumph for the balance of power, checks and balances, the Constitution of the United States," Pelosi said in March 2009. It's also now a road map for Democrats in 2019, as they wage a similar fight now against President Trump, and his exertion of executive privilege to block congressional oversight into the conclusions in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 elections. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., was there for both...
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Precedent Favors Democrats In Power Struggle With Trump, But It Could Take A While