Executive Privilege

From the country's first president to its latest, American Commanders in Chief have wielded the controversial power of executive privilege. Recently, President Bush invoked the power to prevent witnesses from testifying for an investigation into the firings of US Attorneys. In this segment, we hear from University of Minnesota General Counsel Mark Rotenberg in order to better understand the political strategy behind executive privilege.

This story was submitted by Lauretta Dawolo on August 13, 2007.