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OLC Gave Guidance To Obama On 14th Amendment During Debt Ceiling Showdown


In a Nov. 22 response, DOJ's Paul P. Colborn told us that the four documents responsive to our request "are protected by the deliberative process, the attorney client, and the presidential communications privileges." TPM plans to appeal.

The Treasury Department had said the 14th Amendment option wasn't considered viable. Ultimately, of course, Congress voted to raise the debt ceiling.