A thought on this. I agree with the White House’s decision to not release this information. There needs to be some level of privilege regarding conversations that the executive branch has with individuals in order to create government policy. Now, if they get a subpoena, they’ll fight it. And that will eventually be decided by a judge and they’ll have to abide by that court’s ruling.
Look at it this way. You’re an active citizen, and you write and call your representatives regularly. Should that all be a matter of public record? Do you want all of your views aired publically? I don’t.
Maybe that’s an odd way to look at this, but I don’t believe that it is.
Dick Cheney’s refusal to release details of his private meetings with Enron officials dominates the news agenda. By digging in his heels, Mr Cheney has set the stage for the biggest legal confrontation between the White House and Congress since Watergate. [Adam Curry: CurryDotCom]