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    He's got a two-week old letter from Bush (1+ / 0-)

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    in his pocket which reasserts 'executive privilege' - these guys do think ahead, don't you know!  This just announced on CNN.

    In youth we learn, in age we understand.

    by Jbeaudill on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 11:53:15 PM GMT

    I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President (1809-1865)

    by greenbird on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 04:41:31 PM PST

    •  Hey, thanks for noticing! I think it is (1+ / 0-)
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      significant that Bushie went to the trouble of reasserting Exec Privl in this manner and just one week prior to Jan 20th and Obama's inauguration.  My, my, what did they fear??

      In youth we learn, in age we understand.

      by Jbeaudill on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 04:45:54 PM PST

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    •  Executive Order -- Presidential Records (4+ / 0-)
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      http://www.whitehouse.gov/...

      Sec. 4.  Claim of Executive Privilege by Former President.

      (a)  Upon receipt of a claim of executive privilege by a living former President, the Archivist shall consult with the Attorney General (through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel), the Counsel to the President, and such other executive agencies as the Archivist deems appropriate concerning the Archivist's determination as to whether to honor the former President's claim of privilege or instead to disclose the Presidential records notwithstanding the claim of privilege.  Any determination under section 3 of this order that executive privilege shall not be invoked by the incumbent President shall not prejudice the Archivist's determination with respect to the former President's claim of privilege.

      (b)  In making the determination referred to in subsection (a) of this section, the Archivist shall abide by any instructions given him by the incumbent President or his designee unless otherwise directed by a final court order.  The Archivist shall notify the incumbent and former Presidents of his determination at least 30 days prior to disclosure of the Presidential records, unless a shorter time period is required in the circumstances set forth in section 1270.44 of the NARA regulations.  Copies of the notice for the incumbent President shall be delivered to the President (through the Counsel to the President) and the Attorney General (through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel).  The copy of the notice for the former President shall be delivered to the former President or his designated representative.

      The reason people don't learn from the past, is because the past was a repetitious lie to begin with. Mike Hastie U.S. Army Medic Vietnam 1970-71

      by BOHICA on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 04:52:23 PM PST

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    •  He Should Use That To Wipe Himself (1+ / 0-)
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      For all the good it will do, written in crayon as it is.

      What you see is what you get, but what you don't see is what ends up getting you.

      by Existentialist on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 05:32:50 PM PST

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