There is another angle: They're both trying to be publicly "reluctant" to turn on their mentors, and be "forced" into giving up incriminating evidence. Hope Hicks is in serious danger of an obstruction charge since she participated in drafting Don Jr.'s misleading statement. Executive privilege can't protect that communication. Depending on how a court rules, SOMEBODY is going to get access to all of those emails. They WILL see the light of day, and the cockroaches will scatter.
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich