Democrats have long believed that the DOJ's plan to fire U.S. Attorneys began in the White House, and last week they proved willing to take the investigation to its doorstep by subpoenaing former Bush aides. White House counsel Fred Fielding hasn't budged from his first response to congressional inquiries in March: no transcripts and no public testimony. But many observers say the subpoenas are likely to force the White House to find a middle ground, even if it takes a protracted legal fight to get there.
Conflict Looms Over Executive Privilege
June 18, 2007