An attorney for Sara Taylor, a former top aide to White House adviser Karl Rove, notified the Senate that she was unlikely to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee July 11.Well, at least we still have Harriet Miers' testimony, right? Right?
At the same time, former Counsel to President George W. Bush Harriet Miers told RAW STORY she did not know if she would appear before the House Judiciary Committee July 12.But the President would never be so stupidly arrogant as to thumb his nose directly at a subpoena!
"Ms. Taylor expects to receive a letter from Mr. Fielding on behalf of the President directing her not to comply with the Senate's subpoena," wrote W. Neil Eggleston, counsel to Taylor, in a Saturday letter to Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Arlen Specter (R-PA).I'm nauseous. Not that I didn't expect this, but come on. I mean, it's not like this is a question of executive privilege or anything.
...she would follow the advice of Fred Fielding, White House Counsel, and respect the President's assertion of executive privilege.
"This clash may ultimately be resolved by the judicial branch," he added.
I'm sure Taylor has somebody on her side with a semblance of maturity and rational thinking.
While Taylor's attorney suggested that she wanted to comply with the Senate's desire to hear from Rove's number two, he also appeared to argue that the possibility of targeting her for contempt was unfair.
Targeting a target is "unfair"! Waaaaah! Stop targeting our little Sara 'cause it's not...FAIR!!!! So, um, Senator Leahy? Can you do us all one teeny tiny favor? Can you be the grown-up here and "if they don't cooperate", will you "go that far"? 'Cause if you don't, I'm gonna tell.