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More Show Trials – Democrats Subpoena Miers

From an ever hopeful Associated Press:

Officials: Subpoenas for 2 ex-Bush aides

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Two congressional committees are issuing subpoenas for testimony from former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor on their roles in the firings of eight federal prosecutors, according to two officials familiar with the investigation.

Democrats probing whether the White House improperly dictated which prosecutors the Justice Department should fire also are subpoenaing the White House for all relevant documents, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not yet been formally made public.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont issued Taylor’s subpoena for her testimony July 11. His counterpart in the House, Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers of Michigan, issued a subpoena for Miers’ testimony the next day.

The White House has repeatedly refused to make current and former officials involved in the firings available except in private interviews, without transcripts. Congressional investigators have refused that offer.

“The committees can easily obtain the facts they want without a confrontation by simply accepting our offer for documents and interviews,”White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said Wednesday. “But it’s clear that Sen. Leahy and Rep. Conyers are more interested in drama than facts.” …

It will never end as long as the administration gives them the slightest cooperation.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 13th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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