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The top aide to White House political adviser Karl Rove refused to answer at least a dozen questions from a Senate committee Thursday about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year, asserting -- as expected -- a claim of executive privilege by President Bush.

Scott Jennings, who also is a special assistant to Bush, arrived at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with his attorney, Mark Paoletta, to avoid a contempt citation.

The panel had subpoenaed both Jennings and Rove, but Rove refused to show up, angering Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont. Read full article »

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