President Donald Trump will not prevent former FBI Director James Comey from testifying against the president who sacked him when he appears before Congress later this week.
A spokesman said the presidential powers known as executive privilege will not be employed.
The White House has denied blocking Comey would have looked like a cover-up.
“The president’s power to exert executive privilege is very well established. 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 scheduled testimony,” said White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders.