Media outlets had speculated that Trump might use executive privilege to prevent fired FBI Director James Comey from testifying about conversations between the two of them.
“The President’s power to assert executive privilege is well-established,” the White House said in a statement. “However, in order to facilitate a swift and thorough examination of the facts sought by the Senate Intelligence Committee, President Trump will not assert executive privilege regarding James Comey’s scheduled testimony.”
Mr. Comey is set to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
As this hearing is not in front of the Judiciary committee, it is unlikely to delve into whether Trump attempted to obstruct Comey’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Comey is expected to answer questions that help his image while dodging those that do little for him.