Bush will not release records of conversations with Miers

[JURIST] US President George W. Bush, citing confidentiality, said on Monday he would not release any records of his conversations with Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers [JURIST news archive] regarding advice Miers gave him while acting as his lawyer. Bush said to reporters that it was "a red line" he was "not willing to cross," a decision that could prompt a battle between the White House and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Both Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing for more documents on Miers [JURIST report], including papers from her work as Bush's counsel. Bush has declined to turn over internal documents before, including ones sought by Democrats prior to the Senate hearing that led to the confirmation last month of John Roberts [JURIST report] to the nation's highest court. AP has more.

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