Subpoena not a first for Rumsfeld

From Scout:

Below Holden asks if the Republican House’s subpoena of Rumsfeld for Abu Ghraib documents is a first.

Nope and I’ll bet the results of this subpoena will be much the same as the subpoena for Katrina documents that Rummy received. That subpoena came from a Republican House select committee……

The resolution establishing the Select Committee granted subpoena authority to the Republican chairman, but not to the Democratic minority. This was one of the primary reasons Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership refused to appoint members.

And the results of the subpoena….

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, for example, refused to comply with the only subpoena the Committee issued. It is a telling mark of the Select Committee’s deference to the executive branch that we lack even a basic log of the documents withheld by Secretary Rumsfeld….

(emphasis mine)