Bush Aide Will Invoke Exec Privilege

Promises to answer limited questions as "willing private citizen"
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Jul 11, 2007 5:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Former Bush political director Sara Taylor will answer limited questions from Congress but steer clear of anything she thinks would violate executive privilege, according to a copy of her opening statement released early this morning. Taylor is set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee later today as part of its inquiry into the US attorney firings.

Earlier this week, Bush directed Taylor and former White House counsel Harriet Miers to invoke executive privilege in their testimonies. Both women have now said they will follow the president's request, though Taylor also said she would comply with a court order instructing her otherwise. “This may be frustrating to you and me,” she warns senators in her statement. (Read more Sara Taylor stories.)

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