White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined say Monday whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should invoke executive privilege in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.
Spicer told reporters it "depends on the scope of the questions" and said it was "premature" to say.
Sessions will testify in open session Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee, where he will face questions over his role in the controversy around possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia.
Spicer also declined to say whether Trump agrees with Sessions' decision to testify. But he says the president "believes that the sooner we can get this addressed and dealt with" the better.
Spicer is also refusing to say whether tapes exist of the president's conversations with FBI Director James Comey before Trump fired him. Comey told Congress last week Trump urged him to drop a probe of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
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