NYU professor: Rove executive privilege won’t stand up in court

By David Edwards
Thursday, July 17, 2008 7:49 EDT
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MSNBC’s Dan Abrams talked with Republican strategist Brad Blakeman, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks April Ryan, and NYU’s school of Law’s Michael Waldman about what Congress might do to force Karl Rove to comply with a subpoena. Days after Karl Rove refused to testify in front of Congress, the Bush administration claims that Attorney General Michael Mukasey shouldn’t comply with a subpoena because of executive privilege.

NYA law professor Michael Waldman sees the Bush Administration’s executive privilege claims as “much wider than previous administrations have ever claimed, even that Nixon claimed.” Waldman said, “The fact of the matter is, I think, something like that will not stand up in court.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Verdict, broadcast July 16, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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