CAPITOL HILL (AP) - A House panel has cleared the way for contempt proceedings against former White House counsel Harriet Miers.
Miers today obeyed an order from President Bush and did not appear at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing. Miers had been subpoenaed to testify about the firing of 8 federal prosecutors.
Addressing the empty chair, the panel's chair, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, ruled that White House claims of executive privilege were out of order. Current White House counsel Fred Fielding has asserted that executive privilege gives Miers "absolute" immunity.
The subcommittee voted 7 to 5 to sustain Sanchez's ruling.
She knows there is no legal backing for this whatsoever. Harriet Miers knowingly broke the law because Bush told her to.
Remember, everyone, our president wanted to make this woman a Supreme Court Justice.