Thursday, August 02, 2007

Wouldn't it be Great if We Could All Cite Executive Privilege ?

President George W. Bush, once again cites executive privilege in order to dodge accusations that his administration fired nine federal prosecutors because they refused to "tow the line." He rejected a subpoena for requiring Karl Rove testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee in an investigation over fired federal attorneys.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy made available to Reuters, the letter Fred Fielding wrote to him explaining why Karl Rove is immune to testifying before Congress:

"Mr. Rove, as an immediate presidential advisor, is immune from compelled congressional testimony about matters that arose during his tenure and that relate to his official duties in that capacity,"


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