Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the politicizing of the hiring and firing of U.S. attorneys. Members spoke about the… read more

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the politicizing of the hiring and firing of U.S. attorneys. Members spoke about the dismissals of several U.S. attorneys and Ms. Miers' failure to heed a subpoena issued by the committee.

On July 11 Harriett Miers had announced she would not appear before the subcommittee. President Bush ordered former White House Counsel Harriet Miers not to testify before the House panel investigating U.S. attorney firings. "Ms. Miers has absolute immunity from compelled congressional testimony as to matters occurring while she was a senior adviser to the president," White House Counsel Fred Fielding wrote in a letter to Miers' lawyer, George T. Manning. Manning immediately notified House Judiciary Chairman Conyers that Miers would not appear. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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199869-1
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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 12, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 16, 2007

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  • Jul 12, 2007 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 12, 2007 | 10:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 12, 2007 | 11:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 2007 | 6:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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