Senate Subpoenas vs. Executive Privilege

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has said he will subpoena White House officials if they do not agree to testify about the U.S. attorneys scandal.

The White House has yet to comment on whether Karl Rove or Harriet Miers, both of whom were implicated by e-mails released last week, would willingly testify before the panel.

If subpoenaed, they could use the shelter of executive privilege.

Robert Siegel talks with Columbia Law professor Michael Dorf.



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