President Bush this morning invoked executive privilege to tell a former employee that she is not allowed to testify before Congress whether she wants to or not.
Let we think this is anything other than intimidating a witness
Taylor’s lawyer sent a letter over the weekend to senators pleading that she not be used as "as the object of an unseemly tug of war" between the White House and Congress. Taylor "would testify without hesitation" if it weren’t for a direction from the White House to not comply with the Senate subpoena, according to the letter. Her lawyer, W. Neil Eggleston, adds, "we urge the Senate to direct its sanction against the White House, not against a former staffer."