On Wednesday's Hardball Senator Barbara Boxer talked with Chris Matthews about testimony given to the Senate Environment Committee by CDC Director Julie Gerberding about global warming and related health issues. Boxer says that Gerberding admitted that her original testimony had been heavily redacted by the White House and much of that was information on the public health impact of Global Warming.
When a letter was sent to President Bush asking for clarification on the redacted portions of the testimony, Boxer claims she received a letter back from White House Counsel, Fred Fielding, refusing her request claiming....you guessed it -- Executive Privilege.
Boxer: "...Now we pay the salary of the head of the Center for Disease Control, and we deserve to have that answer for the American people. So yes, I think they're hiding this. I think they're hiding a lot of things - it's their way, it's their habit, it's wrong."