I doubt that Yoo will appear..after all, executive privilege is one of the buzz phrase's of the Bushie Adminstration..but here is the writeup by TPM muckraker:
House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers (D-MI) wants to former Justice Department lawyer John Yoo to discuss his now-infamous March 14, 2003 memo that broadly authorized the use of torture by military interrogators of unlawful combatants.
Conyers has gone ahead and scheduled a hearing for May 6th on the memo and invited Yoo in a letter today. But it's apparent from the letter that Yoo is not too enthusiastic about the prospect of testifying to Congress. He's apparently raised concerns to committee staff that the topics covered might "implicate executive confidentiality interests" and generally indicated that he'd rather not appear.
Considering how little press this memo(here's Part I and Part II) has received, I wonder how much press the hearing will get.
Tags: John Yoo, Torture memo