President Donald Trump just made a huge power play in opposition to the constant attacks against him led by Democrats.
Trump is now asserting executive privilege over Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and its underlying investigative materials.
The move is sure to infuriate Democrats and escalate the battle between them and the president.
The Justice Department announced the decision in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler. It was delivered just before Nadler commenced a panel that gathered to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to submit to a congressional subpoena for the full Mueller report without redactions.