Congress And The Presidency: A Comparative Analysis

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A point of contention between Congress and the Presidency due to omission in the Constitution is that of the President withholding information from Congress. There is no mention of the right of presidents to withhold information from Congress known as Executive Privilege. Scholars believe that because there is no mention of this that the privilege does not exist and that congress’ power is absolute. I don’t think anyone would question that presidents and their staff need to have some secrecy and that these executive level decision makers should be able to make decisions in private and speak freely and without fear that their conversations would ever be made public. Recently, in 2011, tensions ran high between between President Bush and
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