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Politics / US Attorneys / Executive Privilege #855328

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007
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(Phnom Penh: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Studio: John Roberts) The controversy over President Bush's administration's firing of eight US attorneys examined; scenes shown of the press questioning White House press secretary Tony Snow. [Senator John CORNYN - says the Democrats want to get White House advisor Karl Rove.] [Representative John CONYERS, Democratic strategist Paul BEGALA†, Senator Charles SCHUMER, former US Congressman Bob BARR†- offer views on the politics.] [CNN legal analyst Jeffrey TOOBIN - talks about executive powers.]

(Phnom Penh: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) This unsettled area of the law, the political question of whether the Democrats are winning because the administration seems to be hiding something, the extent of Justice Department documents sent to Capitol Hill and the issue of executive privilege, including the Nixon tapes and President Bill Clinton's use of executive privilege, which were criminal cases, discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Roberts, John;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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