Sen. Arlen Specter proposes a deal

to obtain the testimony of freshly subpoenaed former White House officials Harriet Miers and Sara Taylor: “He’d prefer that there be a public hearing and that the hearing be under oath, but said that’s not necessary, given that it’s a crime to lie to investigators, even if it’s not under oath. But Specter said there needs to be a transcript — otherwise it would be much more difficult to hold an aide to account for lying.”