House Files Contempt Lawsuit

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Washington (AP) The House Judiciary committee has filed suit to force former White House counsel Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten to provide information about the firing of U.S. attorneys.

The lawsuit filed in federal court today says Miers is not immune from the obligation to testify. It says both she and Bolten must identify all documents that are being withheld from congress.

In a statement announcing the lawsuit, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers said, “we will not allow the administration to steamroll congress.”

Conyers says he is confident the federal courts will agree that the Bush administration's claims to be immune from congressional oversight are at odds with constitutional principles