Hey, looks like Harriet Miers won't have to make the trip from Dallas to D.C. after all. Apparently, it doesn't matter if Congress commands you to testify before a House Judiciary Committee on Thursday investigating the U.S. attorney firings. What does matter is whether the president's your pal: George Bush today told the former White House counsel -- and Dallas city council member -- that subpoena be damned, she does not have to testify in front of the panel tomorrow.
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Actually, White House Counsel Fred Fielding told Miers' attorney to tell her to stay put. "Ms. Miers has absolute immunity from compelled congressional testimony as to matters occurring while she was a senior adviser to the president," Fielding wrote in a letter to Miers' lawyer, George T. Manning. NBC, however, says Miers may show Thursday anyway, just to say she ain't sayin' nothin'. --Robert Wilonsky