What happens if Trump's White House invokes executive privilege?
President Donald J. Trump listens to an event brief for the Presidential Armed Forces Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

By Chris Edelson, Assistant Professor of Government, American University. Donald Trump’s presidency has been defined by a central theme: Trump’s belief that ordinary rules and laws do not apply to him. Trump has made clear that he believes it is up to his personal discretion to order torture – even though torture is illegal under all…