Sessions’ Balk Before Senate Panel Spotlights Hazy Law on Executive Privilege


Stephen Ryan said that, although Attorney General Sessions did not claim executive privilege in refusing comment to a Senate Committee about his discussions with the President, “there’s no cookbook on [executive privilege], no singular case that people point to.” But Mr. Ryan added that “a private client would not have been given the slack that the AG was given not to answer. With public officials, everybody understands that it’s more complex than with private parties.”