I don’t see why this is even a close call. Constitutionally, the notion that any sort of skulduggery in the White House is exempt from Congressional oversight doesn’t pass the giggle test. Politically, Obama ran on restoration of Constitutional government; he doesn’t have to worry about Congress going after his folks, partly because they’re Democrats and partly because he doesn’t plan to commit any crimes; and revelations about Republican corruption can only be helpful to the cause.
And of course the Bushies are completely stuck: if the Executive is in fact unitary, as they’ve been claiming for eight years, then the current Chief Executive gets to decide whether Executive Branch officials have to testify.
So I’m hoping that the hesitation here is just a head-fake, and that the President will choose to enrage (some of) his enemies rather than (most of) his friends.
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