White House, Cheney’s Office, Subpoenaed

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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.

Leahy's committee authorized the subpoenas previously as part of its sweeping investigation into how much influence the White House exerts over the Justice Department and its chief, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

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Posted June 27, 2007 at 2:25 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Irenaeus wrote:

T19 readers skeptical of VP Cheney may enjoy the following:

June 27, 5:41 pm | [comment link]
2. bob carlton wrote:

it is long past time for the Bush Regime to have some accountability for the way they have contorted the constitution like origami

June 27, 6:27 pm | [comment link]
3. William#2 wrote:

Irenaeus, irrespective of whether I am skeptical of Mr. Cheney, I did not “enjoy” a cartoon depicting the Vice President of the United States looking sternly at school children and telling them he would have to kill them if he answered their question.
Nope.  Nothing funny about that at all.

June 27, 6:37 pm | [comment link]
4. Irenaeus wrote:

William#2: A classic radical-feminist response to parody.

June 27, 6:56 pm | [comment link]
5. William#2 wrote:

Irenaeus comment #4: a classic example of putting lipstick on a pig.

June 27, 6:59 pm | [comment link]
6. bob carlton wrote:

cheney:  classic do as i say, not as i do

to wit, draft dodger, war profiteer, defense dept budget cutter, spy-leaker, proud grandpa to a child of a committed lesbian couple

I am thankful or Constitution calls for checks & balances.  I am thankful for a congress that is practicing oversight.  I support Congressman Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to cut off $4.8 million in executive branch funding from Cheney’s office.

June 27, 7:43 pm | [comment link]
7. Tom Roberts wrote:

The whole situation is shocking, shocking.

June 27, 11:27 pm | [comment link]
8. BJ Spanos wrote:

It never ceases to amaze me how politics can bring out the worst in people.  I encourage all to raise the level of their discourse.

June 28, 11:18 am | [comment link]
9. libraryjim wrote:

How was Clinton any different:

draft dodger, protestor against America on Foreign soil, accused rapist, insider trader (“White water gate”), etc.

No politician is perfect. Even the great JFK had his problems (money inherited through family practice of breaking prohibition laws, unrestrained ‘romantic liasons’, nepotism in appointments, etc.).

So let’s lay off the personal attacks, shall we? Every closet has skeletons, the Democrats as much as the Republicans.

June 28, 4:01 pm | [comment link]
10. libraryjim wrote:

yeah, almost as bad as awarding a purple shirt and crozier to a priest! wink

June 28, 4:02 pm | [comment link]
11. libraryjim wrote:

I misread your post! I thought you were refering to election to office bringing out the worst in people! mea culpa!

Remember the old song about ‘refraining from discussion of religion, politics or economics’ at a party? Why? Because these are the three areas that hit closest to home and stir up the most emotions.  Unfortunately, they are also the three areas that MUST be addressed in public, or no change is possible!
Religion: Jesus said “let your light shine before men” and “don’t hide it under a basket”
Politics: how the country is governed affects our freedoms of speech and religion, either allowing greater access or restricting it.
Economics: hits us in the pocketbook! for example: more taxes = less personal assets for investment, charity, etc. Less taxes = reduced government services available.

So, yes, politics may bring out the ‘worst in people’ but there is a good reason why it needs to be discussed (and cussed at when needed). 

Jim Elliott

June 28, 4:17 pm | [comment link]
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