The Legislative Branch vs. The Executive Branch

Adam's Apple

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2004
A Familiar Scenerio
By Paul Greenberg, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 23, 2007

It's happened: An increasingly unpopular president has been confronted by a congressional subpoena for information about political decisions made at the highest levels of the executive branch.

The president well understands the danger of making one branch of the government privy to the confidential discussions of the other. For to grant Congress the power to compel testimony from his top-ranking aides is to upset the delicate balance between supposedly co-equal branches of government. How equal can they be if the legislative branch is given access to the candid, confidential discussions of the executive?

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