Pentagon may resist Rumsfeld subpoena with executive privilege

The Pentagon will comply with a House subpoena for internal documents detailing Hurricane Katrina-related correspondence except, perhaps, from Defense Secretary &to=' target=_blank>Donald H. Rumsfeld, an official said Friday.

The House committee, chaired by Congressman Tom Davis, requested hundreds of thousands of documents from local, state and federal officials in its investigation of the government's response to Katrina.

Rumsfeld may claim executive privilege to resist turning over e-mails spanning nearly a month before and after the Aug. 29 storm, said Assistant Defense Secretary Paul McHale, the Pentagon's top homeland defense official.

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