Broader Privilege Claimed In Firings

White House Says Hill Can’t Pursue Contempt Cases

By Dan Eggen and Amy Goldstein

Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, saying that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the president has invoked executive privilege.

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Published in: on July 22, 2007 at 9:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

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