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The Imperative of Congressional Testimony Under Oath

Brian Zick

Evan Perez for the WSJ's Washington Wire reports that two noteworthy recent criminal convictions of Bush administration officials - J. Steven Griles and David Safavian - were both due in significant part to charges that they had each lied to Senate investigators. The importance isn’t lost on lawmakers who are pushing the White House to reconsider its insistence that President Bush’s political adviser, Karl Rove, former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and other aides can be interviewed only in private, not under oath and with no transcript.

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