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March 21, 2007

Washington/Political News

"Bush Clashes With Congress on Prosecutors"

On Tuesday, President Bush and Congress clashed over the issue of the firing of several federal prosecutors. Democrats demand to know whether politics was involved in the dismissals, and due to the way the Justice Department informed Congress of the dismissals, both parties want explanations.

Congress demanded internal White House documents and testimony from top presidential aides. The White House offered informal interviews with Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, and two other officials as well as access to e-mail communications about the dismissals, but not internal documents due to concerns over their becoming public. Democrats turned this down saying that none of these conversations would be under oath and no transcript would exist.

For more, click the title to see the New York Times article.

Posted by glovisa at March 21, 2007 12:20 AM


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