Oh yes, it really happened: Bush invoked Executive Privilege to deny Congress testimony from former White House Aides.
President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors.
The White House, however, did offer again to make former counsel Harriet Miers and one-time political director Sara Taylor available for private, off-the-record interviews.
Off the record interviews… Can’t imagine why folks aren’t jumping at that. After Scooter Libby lied under oath to a Grand Jury, I’d expect an honest discussion. Maybe over a cup of coffee.
I want nothing less than on the record testimony under oath with the very real threat of perjury handing over these people. Full Stop.
This one is going to get hot.
Retorted House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers: “Contrary 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 in a statement.