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Daily Kos: White House Invokes Executive Priv. In Tillman Investigation

July 13, 2007

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) revealed on Friday afternoon that the White House and Pentagon were holding up a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation into the friendly fire death of former professional football player and Army Corporal Patrick Tillman.

“[T]he Committee wrote to White House Counsel Fred Fielding seeking ‘all documents received or generated by any official in the Executive Office of the President’ relating to Corporal Tillman’s death,” noted a press release from the Committee.

But the White House has apparently again invoked its executive privilege to hold up the documents sought by Waxman and Ranking Minority member Tom Davis (R-VA).
Daily Kos: White House Invokes Executive Priv. In Tillman Investigation

  1. July 30, 2007 2:58 pm

    I would wonder why the White House is invoking executive privilege. Could it be that now that Jessica Lynch took apart the legend of her going down fighting and increasing evidence regarding Tillman’s death are slowly but surely breaking away the justification for the War on Terror? The public is wising up toward the lies.

  2. July 30, 2007 3:47 pm

    Thanks for commenting. re “wising up” its about time, unfortunately its too late for Pat Tillman and tens of thousands of American and Iraqi families.

  3. frankie permalink
    August 1, 2007 11:23 pm

    The notion that Rumsfeld is somehow not responsible is abominable to me. As the head honcho at the Pentagon at the time of Tillman’s death, the responsibility rests squarely with him. He and his cronies covered it up and lied to Pat’s family and the rest of the country, spinning a heroic story out of a tragedy. It’s an insult to Pat’s memory and to the rest of America. Please make your opinion know about the Pentagon’s responsibility; vote on:

  4. August 2, 2007 10:10 am

    The same could be said of Dubya, in my opinion

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