Countdown: Harriet Miers, Inherent Contempt, Pat Tillman & Executive Privilege

Former White House Counsel Harriet Miers defied a Congressional subpoena last week and Congress is considering charging her with contempt of Congres

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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.

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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.'"


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