Bush Claims Privilege Over Cheney Interviews
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
One of the benefits of saturating the American people with scandal is that folks eventually stop paying attention. That’s certainly the case with Plamegate, which is still being investigated despite the president’s best efforts to the contrary and a public that has generally moved on.
George W. Bush, at the urging of his attorney general, has claimed executive privilege over documents that could reveal the extent to which Dick Cheney was involved in the outing of the CIA agent.
AP via Google:
President Bush has asserted executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Michael Mukasey from having to comply with a House panel subpoena for material on the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity.
A House committee chairman, meanwhile, held off on a contempt citation of Mukasey—who had requested the privilege claim—but only as a courtesy to lawmakers not present.
Among the documents sought by House Oversight Chairman Henry Waxman are FBI interviews of Vice President Dick Cheney.
White House / Eric Draper