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Byline: Todd Spangler
Jul. 9--WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush claimed executive privilege again today, telling two former top aides not to testify in an ongoing congressional investigation into the forced resignations of at least eight federal prosecutors.
The president's chief counsel, Fred Fielding, wrote a letter to the chairmen of the judiciary committees in both chambers, Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, and Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vermont. In it, Fielding said the president instructed him to tell lawyers for former White House political director Sara Taylor and former White House counsel Harriet Miers not to testify on the subject before the committees. …