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Three key Democrats on congressional judiciary committees say they suspect that President Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of I. Lewis Scooter Libby was a bid to pre-empt the former White House aide from incriminating others in the Bush administration.
In defense of coercive interrogation
The White House yesterday ridiculed Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton for complaining about President Bush's decision to keep former vice-presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr. out of jail, saying their criticism smacks of hypocrisy.
Getting it wrong
Democratic leaders yesterday challenged President Bush's refusal to respond to congressional subpoenas and said they will take steps toward holding the White House in contempt of Congress.
President Bush yesterday announced that he will cite executive privilege and refuse congressional subpoenas issued earlier this month that sought documents related to the firing of eight federal prosecutors last year.
President Bush today announced that he will not hand over documents related to the firing of eight federal prosecutors last year, citing executive privilege.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES Democrats yesterday accused Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty of giving dishonest answers during a congressional hearing on the U.S. attorney firings, and said they will press forward in trying to find out the extent of White House involvement in the firings.
Congressional Democrats yesterday issued subpoenas for testimony from two former senior White House officials, leading to a likely executive privilege showdown with the Bush administration over the firing of eight federal prosecutors last year.