Bu$h and Co. can tie this up in the courts untill these idiologues are replaced in 2008. They are obviously miss-using the powers of the president and the solidarity of the judicial department. It looks like they will use the questionable claims of exutive privilige to deny access to witnesses and records. Now it's up to the House and Senate committees to seek contempt citations against the White House.
The White House will undoubtedly lose the game, but will not concede to the obvious outcome, untill all vestiges of real power are removed.
Bush invokes executive privilege to deny testimony
Last Update: Jul 9, 2007 11:29 AM
WHITE HOUSE (AP) - President Bush has invoked executive privilege to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides in connection with the firings of federal prosecutors.
However, the White House has again offered to make former counsel Harriet Miers and one-time political director Sara Taylor available for private, off-the-record interviews.
In a letter to the heads of the House and Senate Judiciary committees, White House counsel Fred Fielding insisted that the president was acting in good faith. Fielding also refused demands from lawmakers that the president explain the basis for invoking the privilege.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy says Taylor may testify as scheduled before the Senate panel on Wednesday. Congressional aides say the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled Miers' testimony for Thursday, but it is unclear whether she will appear.