Bush's 'Inappropriate' Use of PowerOctober 15, 2008 - by Donny Shaw
Adjourned, but still releasing reports:
>President George W. Bush overstepped his authority by withholding an FBI interview of Vice President Dick Cheney from a congressional panel probing the leak of a CIA agent’s identity, a draft bipartisan House report said.
>The interview may shed light on who disclosed former CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity, the draft report said. The report was circulated by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, and Virginia Representative Tom Davis, the panel’s senior Republican.
>The president’s decision to withhold the interview transcript from the committee in July ``was legally unprecedented and an inappropriate use of executive privilege,’’ the report said.
Read the full report here.