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    Remarks of the President in Welcoming Senior Staff and Cabinet Secretaries to the White House | The White House



    In light of recent moves related to the FOIA and responses to subpoenas, it begs the question, how hard is it to get the White House Counsel and the Attorney General to agree to whatever the president wants?
     
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    This was an obvious concern well before the recent subpoenas. White House Counsels are often political partisans who act as advocates rather than as advisers. It is difficult to imagine a WHC advising a president that he is required to turn over documents when the legal case is at all ambiguous.

    One rather suspect opinion from a WHC was Gonzalez's approving several new arguably torturous techniques for use by the CIA. The last time I know of that a WHC proved any check at all on a President was when Leonard Garment managed to persuade Nixon to eschew certain blatantly illegal tactics during Watergate. Hopefully, though, the American people won't elect someone so blatantly criminal in the future.
     
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    From the same date, I think.

    Freedom of Information Act | The White House

     
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