Bush Claims Executive Privilege on CIA Leak

Laurie Kellman, reporting for The Associate Press, writes: "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."

//www.truthout.org/article/bush-claims-executive-privilege-cia-leak

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Bush claims “privilege” as Plame probe closes in on Cheney

Bloomberg

07/16/08

President George W. Bush invoked executive privilege to avoid turning over records of an FBI interview of Vice President Dick Cheney and other documents subpoenaed by Congress in the CIA leak investigation. The materials demanded by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ‘deal directly with internal White House deliberative communications relating to foreign policy and national security decisions,’ the Justice Department said in a letter to the panel’s chairman, Representative Henry Waxman. … The committee is investigating what role Cheney and Bush may have had in the leak of Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame’s identity in 2003...

//tinyurl.com/584dkw


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Above the law: Bush won't give Congress papers in CIA leak probe

Rep. Henry Waxman, the California Democrat who chairs the committee, called the executive privilege claim "ludicrous," but postponed committee action against Mukasey, saying lawmakers needed time to review Bush's claim.

//www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN16449017


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