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This is great:

"For the president to perform his constitutional duties, it is imperative that he receive candid and unfettered advice and that free and open discussions and deliberations occur among his advisors," Fielding said.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-ex-usattys28jun29,0,4551105.story?coll=la-home-center

How is this not an admission that people in the executive branch are saying things the public wouldn't want to hear?  I guess the question is just how bad these things are, but my guess is they're things that would get the president impeached.  Not that there are any presidents who haven't said something behind closed doors that would get them impeached.

Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 8:29 AM all the other stuff | Back to top


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This is kind of like Nixon calling his recordings executive privilege... well actually, it's not like that, because Nixon's tapes were more akin to executive privilege than aides emails.
Left by Shadowin on Jun 28, 2007 9:46 AM

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