Look at http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/09/ap3894590.html President Bush invoked executive privilege Monday to deny requests by Congress for testimony from two former aides about the firings of federal prosecutors. This is classic Republican maneuvering. It reminds me of Cheneys energy policy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_task_force. Eventually the GAO filed a lawsuit known as Walker v. Cheney against the administration. This represented a power struggle between the legislative and executive branches. Judge John D. Bates, a recent Bush appointee, dismissed the case. Most of the activities of the Energy Task Force have not been disclosed to the public, even though Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests (since 19 April 2001) have sought to gain access to its materials. Hide hide hide.