07.31.08

On District Court Ruling Against Immunity For White House Officials Subpoenaed To Testify Before Congress

“I have long pointed out that this administration’s claims of executive privilege and immunity, which White House officials have used to justify refusing to even show up when served with congressional subpoenas, are wrong.  The claims are part of an arrogant White House cover up, designed to shield from public view the inappropriate and illegal actions of this administration.  It is past time for senior administration officials to abide by the law and appear before Congress to offer testimony compelled by subpoena.  The court’s concurrence in these principles is a significant milestone, and I look forward to working with the White House and the Justice Department to coordinate the long overdue appearances of Karl Rove and Joshua Bolten before the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

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