Committee Wants Testimonies on Federal Prosecuter Firings

The face-off between Congress and the Bush administration over fired U.S. Attorneys took a new turn on July 25, 2007 .

Democrats want sworn testimony from White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolton and former White House Counsel Harriet Meirs.

The White House says it is privileged.

For months, the House Judiciary Committee has wanted the two to testify about the firings of federal prosecutors.

The committee has now voted to cite both in contempt of Congress, a federal misdemeanor that can be punished with up to a $100,000 fine and one year in prison.


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