“Desiree Rogers position as the White House Social Secretary must require National Security Clearances. The White House is asserting that for Congress to request to speak with her over the details of the recent “Party Crashers” at the White House State dinner for Dr. Singh of India would cross the lines of the separation of powers between the branches of our government:
“I think you know that, based on separation of powers, staff here don’t go to testify in front of Congress,” Gibbs said. “She will not be testifying in front of Congress.”
This isn’t a matter of executive privilege. This doesn’t have anything to do with advising the President, or foreign policy… This is about working with the Secret Service,” King said.
“This is a serious mistake they are making,” he said. “It poisons the waters.”
“I hope they reconsider before it rises to a confrontational level,” he added.