Prosecute the torture.

June 28, 2007

Subpoenas

The AP, BBC, Boston Globe, The Hill, New York Times, and the Washington Post are all reporting that the Senate Judiciary Committee (by 13-3 vote) has subpoenaed the White House.

Oddly enough, at this point I can not find any coverage of this story over at Fox "News." If it's there, someone please send in the URL. I did find this from June 26, but it's an AP story - not original reporting from Fox.

Anyway, remember the vote? The committee is made up of 10 Democrats and 9 Republicans. On the vote, The Hill reports:
Senate Judiciary members authorized the subpoenas last week on a 13-3 vote, with ranking member Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) backing [Senator Patrick] Leahy. The chairman urged the White House that it should not view the investigation as driven by partisanship.
And of course, that's exactly what they did. From the AP:
"We're aware of the committee's action and will respond appropriately," White House spokesman Tony Fratto said. "It's unfortunate that congressional Democrats continue to choose the route of confrontation."
But "confrontation" (while perhaps too strong a word to use) might be necessary, considering this from the Washington Post:

Mr. Leahy said Wednesday at a news conference that the committee had issued the subpoenas because the administration had followed a “consistent pattern of evasion and misdirection” in dealing with Congressional efforts to scrutinize the program.

“It’s unacceptable,” Mr. Leahy said. “It is stonewalling of the worst kind.”

Again, as of this writing, I could find nothing about this on Foxnews.com. Again, if it's there please e-mail me the link.

3 comments:

Bram Reichbaum said...

I imagine y'all posted early, and not often, because you're going to the big fight this afternoon. See you down there!

Maria said...

Sorry to say that while fully intending to go today, I couldn't. While my health is much, much better, I still have some (increasing rare) bad days -- mostly due to the side effects of all the powerful medications I've been on and some I'm still on (weening off of). I did watch the telecast (between running to the bathroom) and will blog on it in a bit.

Shawn said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/29/wbush129.xml

I thought the title alone made it more than worth sending to you!!