Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Can you say subpoena?

TPM is reporting BREAKING NEWS: Top White House Officials Subpoenaed Over Attorney Scandal

Former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former top Karl Rove aide Sara Taylor, who served as White House political director before resigning last month, have been issued subpoenas over their connections to the U.S. attorney scandal.

UPDATE: These are the first subpoenas delivered to the White House regarding the attorney firings. The House Judiciary Committee issued the subpoena to Miers, and the Senate Judiciary Committee issued the subpoena to Taylor. Emails showing Taylor and Miers deeply involved in the Justice Department’s response to the scandal were released last night.

UPDATE II: The AP reports, “The Senate Judiciary Committee’s subpoena for Taylor compels her to testify on July 11, while the House Judiciary Committee’s subpoena for Miers compels her testimony the next day.”

UPDATE III: CNN’s legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reports, “The White House has made clear it will cite executive privilege for conversations that took place within the White House on the U.S. attorney matter, and if the people with those conversations happen to have subsequently left the White House, that doesn’t matter. They’re still going to cite executive privilege, and these people are not going to be allowed to testify anytime soon, it appears, if the White House remains as it has been. … Even if they want to testify.”
H/T to BB for the linky.

Shoephone over at Evergreen Politics has this posted:Subpeonas Issued, Bush Spews More "Executive Privilege" Garbage Give it a read.


op99 said...

Can you say subpoena?

Yes. Can't spell it, though.

shoephone said...

Sheesh. Apparently, neither can I! I'd better go fix that...

Thanks for linking, Hope.

Mary said...

I notice you are using an "Ashcroft approved" version of Justice. *g*