The RNC ready to claim Executive Privilege

From Jason Leopold and TruthOut come this story:

The Republican National Committee said it will not abide by a subpoena and turn over documents to a Congressional committee investigating the firings of at least eight US attorneys last year because the RNC is waiting to see if the White House will assert executive privilege over RNC documents at the center of the controversy, according to an outside law firm retained by the RNC.

The White House has asserted executive privilege to block senior administration officials from testifying before Congress about their involvement in the decision to fire the federal prosecutors. Moreover, the White House has cited executive privilege in declining to turn over specific documents to Congress that may shed further light on the circumstances behind the attorney firings. The US attorneys believe they were fired for partisan political reasons. In some instances, the US attorneys said they were pressured by Republican lawmakers and RNC operatives to file criminal charges against Democrats at the center of public corruption probes prior to last year’s midterm election as well as individual cases of voter fraud, which the attorneys said was based on weak evidence, in order to cast a dark cloud over Democratic incumbents and swing election results toward Republican challengers

Hell, isn’t everything Executive Privilege by now under King George? We need Congress to move their ass..but wait..they are on vacation..never mind.

About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on August 14, 2007, in Executive Privilege, RNC. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Dusty I have to laugh I am pretty slow sometimes. I just noticed that you cross post the same story every day or sometimes. Have I been commenting on the same thing here and on sirens? I don’t mind because I have something I wanted to add. You lead by example and as such you can see his friggen horrible example and everyone under him is bound to do the same thing. God help us!

  2. Why does the RNC have these documents in the first place?

  3. If I post a lot I don’t put them all on Siren’s Jim, usually just one or the top one.The whole thing is..the RNC can’t claim E.P..only the Asshat-in-Chief can claim that..LOLIt seems the RNC is trying to send BUshCo a message..put us in that group too dude.Lazy..Rover used his RNC Blackberry to conduct White house business..which in and of itself is against the law.

  4. Dusty I didn’t think they could do that but I am sure they are amboldened to screw the system as much as possible thanks to Bushco’s ignorant example. It is disgusting seeing what is supposed to be the Greatest country in the world act like this and does not speak well for the future. Side note, I just got off the phone with my son Joe and his stint in Iraq is done 8/31 and he should be stateside about a week later. He is sick of the humid 120 degree desert and ready for new england autumn in October.

  5. Jim, Congrats on your son coming home! I know your breathing a sigh of relief 🙂

  6. Dusty…Don’t you know by now that Ms: P is doing the peoples work and don’t want to divide the country.Of course the RNC has executive privilege, all of those RFN’s have it or haven’t you been paying attention to Der Fuhrer when he says something?NOTE: RFN = Republican Fascist Nazi.God Bless.

  7. How can the RNC get away with claiming Executive privilege when they aren’t part of the government?

  8. They can’t Larry, but they are sending out smoke signals to BushCo to claim it for them..he has claimed it for everything under the sun so far.

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