Supreme Court's Watergate-era rulings against Nixon may end Trump's executive privilege claims

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Supreme Court's Watergate-era rulings against Nixon may end Trump's executive privilege claims

From CNN | Politics by Joan Biskupic, CNN legal analyst & Supreme Court biographer

Former President Donald Trump's attempt to withhold records from the House of Representatives related to the January 6 US Capitol attack based on executive privilege -- a claim rejected by President Joe Biden -- would present the US Supreme Court with a novel legal dilemma.

But past decisions involving assertions of executive privilege to keep documents confidential suggest Trump has a weak case, even if heard by this increasingly conservative high court, with three Trump appointees on the nine-member bench.

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