RNC accepts White House privilege claim.

In a letter yesterday to the RNC, Emmet Flood, a special counsel to President Bush, “raised the possibility of an executive-privilege claim on e-mails and other documents from private e-mail accounts used by senior White House officials” but controlled by the RNC. The RNC has now agreed to turn the documents over to the White House rather than to congressional investigators:

“Recognizing the unique and significant nature of the potential privilege issue raised by the committee’s requests, the RNC has agreed to the White House’s reasonable request,” Robert K. Kelner, an RNC lawyer, wrote to Conyers. Conyers responded that the action was “a clear attempt on the administration’s part to delay this process.”