House Judiciary to Consider Contempt Citations for Miers, Bolten

Posted July 23, 2007 at 12:00pm

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to vote on contempt citations for former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten.

On the advice of White House lawyers, Miers and Bolten have both refused to testify before the committee about their involvement in the firing of U.S. attorneys late last year. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales also this morning released testimony that he will present to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, saying that he plans to remain at the Justice Department to help “reinforce public confidence” in the department.

— Paul Singer