Tuesday, January 9, 2007

New Face in White House Counsel Office

With Harriet Miers stepping down as White House counsel (see here), the question was who would offer the expertise needed to handle any possible upcoming investigations.  The answer: Fred F. Fielding. According to Fox News, he has it all, having served under both Nixon and Reagan. And when serving Reagan, he had as an assistant the now-Chief Justice, John Roberts.  Although also a business attorney, his web site at Wiley, Rein & Fielding notes that he is recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a "Top Criminal Defense Attorney."  This appointment sends the message that the White House is ready for future subpoenas.



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