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Obama give immunity To whs adviser after subpeona ISSUED.
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:11:12 pm »
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defying a congressional subpoena by keeping a top political aide to President Barack Obama from testifying at a hearing Wednesday, setting up a potential new legal battle in this midterm election year.

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The White House argued that Obama adviser David Simas is immune from the "extraordinary demand" of being forced to testify before the House Oversight Committee as part of its investigation into the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, which he directs.

White House counsel Neil Eggleston said in a letter Tuesday night to Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., that the Simas subpoena "threatens longstanding interests of the executive branch in preserving the president's independence and autonomy, as well as his ability to obtain candid advice and counsel to aid him in the discharge of his duties."

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Re: Obama give immunity To whs avdiser after subpeona ISSUED.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 11:20:47 pm »
wow... again the totalitarian executive branch ...

David Simas

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/david-simas-darrell-issa-108953.html
David Simas won’t appear before Issa’s panel

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN and LAUREN FRENCH | 7/15/14 7:16 PM EDT  Updated: 7/16/14 7:48 AM EDT   



David Simas, director of the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, will not comply with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s subpoena for him to testify, White House Counsel Neil Eggleston said in a letter Tuesday to panel Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

“The committee’s effort to compel Mr. Simas’s testimony threatens longstanding interests of the executive branch in preserving the president’s independence and autonomy, as well as his ability to obtain candidate advice and counsel to aid him in the discharge of his constitutional duties,”

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Issa rejected the White House’s assertion of immunity, citing a 2008 federal court case that found that senior advisers to presidents are “not absolutely immune from congressional process.” That case — Committee on the Judiciary v. Miers — was brought by congressional Democrats against White House Counsel Harriet Miers.

“The Obama White House’s claim that David Simas, the director of its political office, is absolutely immune from testifying before Congress is a sweeping assertion that a federal court has already rejected,” Issa said. “I intend to examine whether President Obama actually intends to assert executive privilege, and I will convene tomorrow’s hearing to ensure that Mr. Simas has an opportunity to comply with his legal obligation to appear.”

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Re: Obama give immunity To whs adviser after subpeona ISSUED.
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 08:07:29 am »
  The teflon crew gets immunity or plead the fifth.
  It makes the  costa Nostra look like boyscouts.
  The congressional oversight committe gets the one finger salute, congress is ignored & shamed by these rat bastards