Ex-Bush Aides to Testify on US Attorney Firings

WASHINGTON (AP) - A 2-year-old question may or may not be
answered when top Bush administration aides eventually testify
under oath on Capitol Hill.
Congressional Democrats want to know what role President George
W. Bush's White House played, if any, in politically motivated
firings of U.S. attorneys.
Karl Rove and Harriet Miers agreed yesterday to be questioned by
the House Judiciary Committee in closed testimony. The committee
could release the transcripts afterward, but the agreement also
allows for public testimony.
For now, it settles a major constitutional dispute over Bush's
assertion of executive privilege in ordering the aides not to
testify.
But there also was the political issue of who created the list
of federal prosecutors who would lose their jobs.


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  • by Chuck Location: Pike on Mar 6, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    Little attention has been paid to the fact that President Bill Clinton, after first sacking all 93 U.S. attorneys appointed by Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush, and in addition to the original 93, Clinton “asked for resignations” of another thirty federal prosecutors during his eight year administration.
  • by John on Mar 5, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    It's prison time.
  • by Terri on Mar 5, 2009 at 09:25 AM
    i hope truly investigate that whole band of mis-fits from the previous administration.
  • by Chuck Location: Pike on Mar 5, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    How about including Clinton in this, since he fired many more justice department lawyers. Oh, I forgot he is a liberal.

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