A House panel cleared the way Thursday for contempt proceedings against former White House counsel Harriet Miers after she obeyed President Bush and skipped a hearing on the firings of federal prosecutors. Rep. Linda Sanchez ruled out of order Bush's executive privilege claim that his former advisers are immune from being summoned before Congress. The White House said Bush was willing to make Miers available for interviews, but only behind closed doors and without a transcript.
House Panel Takes First Step Toward Contempt of Congress Proceedings Against Miers
The Associated Press
July 13, 2007