Wednesday, June 27, 2007
White House, Cheney, Justice, National Security Council Subpoenaed
That ol' maxim to be kind to folks on your way up 'cause you might run into them on your way down certainly seems to hold true to the law of fortuna in the case of Cheney.
The Associated Preess via ABC News reports that Sen. Patrick Leahy has issued a subpoena for the White House, Justice, Cheney's office and the National Security Council as it relates to the NSA eavesdropping program.
Well, it looks like the Dems are getting tired of pussyfooting around with Bush, Cheney and Company and decided the time to act is now--rather than later.
The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal disputes within the administration over the legality of the program.
"Our attempts to obtain information through testimony of administration witnesses have been met with a consistent pattern of evasion and misdirection," Leahy said in his cover letters for the subpoenas. "There is no legitimate argument for withholding the requested materials from this committee."
Rest assured this Congressional fight with the White House will end up in Court unless...the recent series of legal losses related to torture, enemy combatant, and so on give Junior pause and White House Counsel Fred Fielding starts to negotiate with their losing hand.