House Oversight Committee Votes to Subpoena Rice

The Committee is seeking the Secretary of State’s testimony on the now discredited claim that Iraq was seeking to buy uranium in Africa.  The Republican meme on this seems to be that it was four years ago, water under the bridge, nothing to be gained by understanding what went wrong, etc.

Next door, the House Judiciary Committee granted immunity to and approved a subpoena for AG counsel and White House liaison Monica Goodling.  The Senate Judiciary Committee, as part of its ongoing investigation into the firings of eight US Attorneys, approved a subpoena for Sara Taylor, an aide to Karl Rove.  And Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter sent a letter to Alberto Gonzales telling him he needs to take his ginkgo biloba and provide real answers in place of the 71 “I don’t recall”s from last week’s hearings.

Interesting times.

2 Responses to “House Oversight Committee Votes to Subpoena Rice”

  1. Cindi says:

    Looks like Rice has said she won’t submit to the subpoena. Maybe she’s just told so many lies she can’t keep ‘em all straight. Either way, I hope she’s toast. Oh, and did you see that Kucinich called for Cheney’s impeachment? Bless him for trying.

  2. Kathy says:

    Yeah, I see she’s claiming executive privilege. That didn’t stop Congress from hauling in Clinton’s staff to discuss the White House Christmas card list, and somehow the whole rush to war seems a bit more important.

    Kucinich is a brave man. I wish there was even a minimal chance he’d be successful.

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