Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cue the Imperial March

I know that there has been a seemingly endless string of these assertions of supreme power, but this one somehow seems extra sinister.

Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, saying that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the president has invoked executive privilege.

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