Breaking from AP

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s office Wednesday for documents relating to President Bush’s warrant-free eavesdropping program.

Also named in subpoenas signed by committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., were the Justice Department and the National Security Council.

The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal
squabbles within the administration over the legality of the program,
said a congressional official speaking on condition of anonymity
because the subpoenas had not been made public.

3 thoughts on “Subpoenaes!

  1. Does this sadden anyone else?
    I’m glad that the Congress is finally finding its spine, but it breaks my heart that it’s come to this.

  2. Jude, I’m afraid this is just the beginning. I am sorry that we are going to have a summer — at least — of the messiest possible Constitutional crisis, but I blame no one but Bush. If he and his cronies hadn’t been violating every law and every Constitutional provision that they could find, and then lying and stonewalling about it, there wouldn’t need to be subpoenas, there wouldn’t need to be assertions of executive privilege, and we wouldn’t be seeing the summer of 1974 all over again.
    Though I devoutly hope the outcome would be similar. Imagine Bush resigning. . .

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