Executive Privilege and Executive Power*

Executive Privilege and Executive Power*

The administration says Congress can not use the Justice Department to pursue contempt charges against White House officials when -- as in the current case in which Congress is investigating the White House role in the firings of U.S...

The administration says Congress can not use the Justice Department to pursue contempt charges against White House officials when -- as in the current case in which Congress is investigating the White House role in the firings of U.S. attorneys -- the White House has invoked executive privilege. Diane and her guests talk about this claim and its political, legal, and Constitutional implications.

*The previously announced segment on the nation's infrastructure has been postponed. Check back on this page for updates.

Guests

Bruce Fein

former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group

Lee Casey

lawyer in private practice and former staff director of the Federal Legal Counsel in the Justice Department during the Reagan and first Bush administrations

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