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Unformatted text preview: sidestepped confrontations with the Congress, thus avoiding a Supreme Court ruling. Washington set the precedent. In 1796, he refused to turn over documents about a recently passed treaty by the Senate to the House, claiming executive privilege. United States of America v. Nixon  President Clinton claimed executive privilege and lost when a federal judge [no the US Supreme Court] ruled Clinton aides could be called to testify in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.  President Bush has used it to deny access to secret Whit House meetings between Vice President Cheney and powerful energy corporations in the formation of national energy policy. Upheld in the federal courts.  The word for the day is SHIT!...
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