Posts tagged executive privilege

February 14, 2008 — a date which will live in almost nobody’s memory — brought the first contempt vote on an executive branch official since the 1980s. Democrats had spent the better part of a year investigating the dismissal of seven U.S. attorneys, who (it’s pretty well agreed now) had refused to jump high enough when asked to pursue voter fraud claims. White House Counsel Harriet Miers and Chief of Staff Josh Bolten refused to appear before committee, citing executive privilege on the in-demand information. So Democrats brought their vote, and Boehner made the above hissy fit.

GOP Votes for Contempt as “Fast and Furious” Blows Up in Its Face
Who’s really to blame for three-quarters of a million US guns streaming into Mexico? Ask conservatives. Everything you need to know about the Fast and the Furious “scandal,” in a couple of bullet points.

GOP Votes for Contempt as “Fast and Furious” Blows Up in Its Face

Who’s really to blame for three-quarters of a million US guns streaming into Mexico? Ask conservatives. Everything you need to know about the Fast and the Furious “scandal,” in a couple of bullet points.