Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

President Bush’s lawyers are trying to keep secret the inside stories of President Bill Clinton’s last-day pardons by invoking a claim of executive privilege that extends far beyond the White House.

In pleadings filed in U.S. District Court here this month, including affidavits from White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales and Deputy Attorney General Larry D. Thompson, the Bush administration contends that the privilege covers not only advice given to a president about individual pardons, but also government papers he has never seen and officials he has never talked to, such as the sentencing judge in a particular case.

Now why would Dubya be covering for Bill Clinton unless, of course, he plans on issuing lots of pardons himself and wants it all secret?

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