White House asserts executive privilege in U.S. Attorney case

President George W BushThe Politico and Washington Post both report on President Bush’s invocation of executive privilege today in order to prevent former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and former Political Affairs Director Sara Taylor from testifying before Congress after the House and Senate issued subpoenas to compel their testimony regarding the Department of Justice firings of U.S. Attorneys.

From Politico:

“The exchange Monday was the latest step in a slow-motion legal waltz between the White House and lawmakers toward eventual contempt-of-Congress citations. If neither side yielded in that circumstance, it would go to a federal court.”

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