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The Wall Street Journal: Trump weighing whether to block Comey testimony to Senate

The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump is weighing his legal options in advance of former FBI Director James Comey’s scheduled testimony before Congress next week, but experts said the president has little recourse to block the testimony.

In a widely anticipated event, Comey is scheduled to appear Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is probing Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 election—his first public appearance since Trump abruptly dismissed him on May 9. Before his firing, Comey was helping oversee the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Russia probe, including examining whether Trump’s associates colluded with Moscow.

A White House spokeswoman said Friday that the administration is reviewing whether it will invoke executive privilege to try to stop Comey from testifying.

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