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Miers Frog March Ahead? And What of Pat Tillman?

Harriet Miers refused to appear before yesterday's 5pm deadline.

Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers has again rejected calls from the House Judiciary Committee to comply with a subpoena for her testimony on the firing of 9 US Attorneys in 2006 and 2007. The Committee had set a deadline of 5 PM for Miers to explain how she would comply with the subpoena.

"In light of the continuing directives to Ms. Miers and as previously indicated to your Committee, I must respectfully inform you that, directed as she has been to honor the Executive privileges and immunities asserted in this matter, Ms. Miers will not appear before the Committee or otherwise produce documents or provide testimony as set forth in the Committee's subpoena," wrote Miers' attorney, George Manning, in a letter delivered Tuesday to Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Crooks and Liars weighed in Monday, commenting on the Keith Olbermann interview with Constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley:

Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers defied a Congressional subpoena last week and Congress is considering charging her with contempt of Congress. As we find out on Monday's "Countdown," if the DoJ does not uphold a contempt charge it is believed they will circumvent Alberto Gonzales and charge Miers with Inherent Contempt. According to Jonathan Turley, if charged with Inherent Contempt, Miers would be arrested by the Sergeant-At-Arms, frog marched directly to Congress and tried on the spot.

Inherent Contempt - it has a nice ring to it.

Crooks and Liars again:

On the topic of the Bush Administration's grotesque and unforgivable handling and cover up of Pat Tillman's death, Turley is as animated as I've ever seen him. He, like most Americans, is shocked at how the president has tortured Tillman's family by stonewalling the investigation.

Turley: "The White House seems to be invoking executive privilege if anyone is within a twenty-five mile radius of the building. It's as clever and as elegant as a meat cleaver. It is a rather bad way to go about this. Past presidents have compromised. On something like Tillman, I don't think past presidents would have said 'let's fight this out.'"

Here's the (5:38) video clip of Olbermann and Turley on these two subjects. Click on the 'play; button in the lower left-hand corner to play the video.

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Comments (11)

U.P. Man:

By not showing up what "valid legislative purpose" does Harriet Miers thwart?


More evidence that Schumer has lost it. Someone please explain to him that Congress could more politicly investigate an area in which Bush isn't Constitutionally allowed to do exactly as he pleases.


Just waiting to explain; maybe no one will bite.


I mean, he really shouldn't have entered the war without a plan to win the occupation.

"Constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley"???

That should read "New Yorker Reporter" Jonathan Turley...oh how you guys crack me up with your "EXPERTS"

Want to talk to a Constitutional law scholar? Tell me what one looks like first. Hint: Larry Tribe doesn't count.

Lee Ward:

Nice of you to stop by and prove your ignorance, Hugh. It's always fun seeing what you don't know.... By the way, Ignorant is spelled with one 'r', not two.

U.P. Man:

By not showing up what "valid legislative purpose" does Harriet Miers thwart?

Would you answer the question?

U.P. Man:

Still won't answer the question will you Lee?

Lee Ward:

You may not be as dumb as you appear, UP Man.

"Nice of you to stop by and prove your ignorance, Hugh. It's always fun seeing what you don't know.... By the way, Ignorant is spelled with one 'r', not two."

Just saw this one Lee.

Let's clear this up right now. I can misspell with impunity. You cannot. Why? Because I never claimed that typos and keyboards were an excuse. You, Lee, ridiculed Republicans as being poor at spelling. I called you on that. And cited your many spelling errors. You live in an alphabetical glass house, and like a fool, throw stones at your adversary. And like a typical liberal, you whine when someone calls you on it because...well..the rules are for others and not you.

U.P. Man:

So you won't defend your position Lee, typical Lefty gets a little difficult and you cut and run.


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