Just before Congress left town, Bush invoked executive privilege on subpoenas lawmakers filed for any documents Taylor and Miers received or generated about the firings. On Monday, Bush again invoked privilege on the women's scheduled testimony for this week. Through their attorneys, Bush instructed the pair not to testify on the firings.
"Contrary to what the White House may believe, it is the Congress and the courts that will decide whether an invocation of executive privilege is valid, not the White House unilaterally," the Michigan Democrat said.
"The president seems to think that executive privilege is a magic mantra that can hide anything, including wrongdoing," said , chairman of the Senate Democrats' 2008 election campaign operation.
- Associated Press
Once again W. thinks he is above the law. And what type of punishment can Congress threaten the aides with, they know W. will just pardon them after the fact. When have we had a President that thinks he is so above the law and flaunt it so boldly?
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