The Washington Times - October 3, 2007, 11:48AM
Michael B. Mukasey Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy SEE RELATED:

“I will ask for your assurance that the Department of Justice and, in particular, our U.S. Attorneys, will not be employed in upcoming elections to seek to affect the outcome.”\ \ \ “If the White House sought to prevent the U.S. Attorney from bringing contempt charges to a grand jury as required by law, would you take any action to prevent the U.S. Attorney from doing so?”\ \ \ “Do you believe that the President has authority to override legal requirements and immunize acts of torture contrary to our treaty obligations and laws?”\ \ \ “I want to know your view of executive privilege. Do you view it as a communications privilege or something else? Do you think it extends to the actions and emails of political operatives in matters in which the President was not personally involved?”
— Jon Ward, White House correspondent, The Washington Times