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Friday, February 08, 2008

Oh My Mukasey

From firedoglake

"Wexler: Should Congress pass a contempt citation would you enforce it?

MM: If you're talking about a contempt citation based on Bolten's failure to appear--he can't violate the President's request."

It's not that Mukasey appears to believe that executive priviledge applies to the whole executive branch (Bolton is not just refusing to answer questions about conversations with the President --He is refusing to appear at all). The amazing thing is that MM appears to believe that John Bolton, who is currently a US citizen not employed by the US government, is obliged to obey the President's requests.

I didn't know that the absolute monarchy approach to interpretation of the US Constitution had gotten quite this far.

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