White House Again Asserts Executive Privilege as Judiciary Cmte. Continues Investigating U.S. Attorney Firings

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 2, 2007

  • Press release: “Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., received a letter from White House Counsel Fred Fielding [August 1, 2007] asserting executive privilege in response to the Committee’s subpoenas issued to Karl Rove and J. Scott Jennings for documents and testimony relating to congressional investigations into the firings of U.S. Attorneys and politicization within the Department of Justice.”
  • Opening Statement Of Sen. Patrick Leahy, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Hearing On Preserving Prosecutorial Independence: Is The Department Of Justice Politicizing The Hiring And Firing Of U.S. Attorneys? – Part VII August 2, 2007
  • Related postings on investigations into U.S. Attorney firings
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