Waxman sets up hearing to address a slew of subpoenas

From RollCall(subscription required) via TruthOut:

Waxman Sets Hearing to Consider Batch of Subpoenas
By Paul Singer
Roll Call

Friday 20 April 2007

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) is ginning up the subpoena mill, scheduling a meeting next week to consider subpoenas in four different investigations of the Bush administration.

Waxman sent four letters today to Republican officials explaining that because the committee has not received sufficient cooperation in several ongoing investigations, the committee will meet April 25 to consider issuing subpoenas.

Ten days ago, Waxman’s office issued a statement to Roll Call noting the restraint with which his committee has wielded its subpoena power.

“The committee is conducting long overdue oversight that has already saved taxpayers millions,” Waxman said at the time. “It has exercised all its powers responsibly. In contrast to the model set by the Republicans during the Clinton administration, when subpoenas were a daily occurrence, the Committee has yet to issue a subpoena.”

That may change next week.

Unless Republicans offer their testimony voluntarily, Waxman’s committee will consider issuing subpoenas for:

  • Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for testimony about her role in President Bush’s now discredited claim that Iraq was seeking to obtain uranium from Niger;
  • Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card for his testimony in regard to the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s name to the press;
  • The Republican National Committee for documents related to RNC e-mail accounts used by White House officials, including Karl Rove;
  • And the White House for documents related to a federal contract given to a company that has been implicated in a bribery case.
  • Go get em Henry..rip em a new one with my blessings dude.


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Posted on April 20, 2007, in Oversight hearings, subpoenas, Waxman. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. not readable hon. but i while i think it is an admirable undertaking, at this rate, they will all be beyond the reach of the law and congress by the time anything is done. these ‘people’ are not going to be held accountable ever. gonzo will resign. wolfie won’t. rove and cheney and bush will ride out the rest of the term- and the neo cons will go on marching to the end of their agenda.

  2. I made the font larger. For some reason IE sees the print as tiny whilst FireFox has it at a normal size.I want the Dem’s to do more than hold hearings. They have to use the subpoena’s en mass, that is all there is to it.

  3. Can I donate a few packs of paper to Waxman? I can afford at least 4 or 5 packs of 500 sheets each.

  4. lol..reminds me of that old joke:Bush and Cheney are captured by terrorists. They are demanding 10 billion bucks or they torch the suckers.people start contributing gallons of gas.It’s in poor taste, but I love it.

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