Thursday, March 01, 2007

Congressional Subpoena # 1

I've written about how BushCo has demanded the resignations of (first one, then) several U.S. Attorneys -- something unprecedented except at the being of Presidential terms. The whole thing stunk and it now appears that this failure to pass the sniff test is going to result in, at least, a House investigation.

The House Judiciary Committee will be issuing subpoenas to four of the fired prosecutors this afternoon, according to a committee spokesperson.

The U.S. attorneys who will receive a subpoena are California's Southern District's Carol Lam, New Mexico's David Iglesias, Arkansas' Eastern District's H.E. "Bud" Cummins, and Washington's Western District's John McKay. They will testify next Tuesday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.

Update: The hearing will be Tuesday of next week, not Thursday as I originally reported.

Update: It seems worth pointing out that these are the first subpoenas to be issued in the 110th Congress.


Blogger liberal journal man said...

I'm glad we're having hearings, but does it really matter when BushCo rules with impunity?

3:14 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

I think that it does matter because it could be a sign that the Dems have grown some balls. Not likely, I know, but if they have, then this could be the beginning of the end of BushCo ruling with impunity.

6:10 PM  
Blogger liberal journal man said...

It's just that it's the umpteenth impeachable offense he's committed (in my book anyway) and the Dems up to this point have only 'expressed' outrage.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I agree completely. It's just that, even though the Dems have been such disappointments, they seem to be the only dog we have in this fight. They're the best we have, without actually being much good.

It's just a matter of me cheering the small victories in, what has to date been, and gives every indication of continuing to be, a losing effort. I'm clutching at straws, LJM.

1:46 AM  

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