President Bush, moving toward a constitutional showdown with Congress, asserted executive privilege Thursday and rejected lawmakers' demands for subpoenaed documents for former presidential counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor that could shed light on the firings of federal prosecutors. Congressional panels want the documents for their investigations of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' stewardship of the Justice Department, including complaints of undue political influence.
White House Refuses to Answer Congressional Subpoenas
The Associated Press
June 29, 2007