A Subpoena Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

1 comment April 16th, 2007at 07:10pm Posted by Eli

Well, I guess this doesn’t really surprise anyone:

Today, U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) issued the following statement in response to the Justice Department’s failure to comply with the Committee’s subpoena response deadline of 2 p.m. today. The subpoena seeks information the Department has continued to refuse to provide or has provided only in redacted form.

“We are disappointed that the Justice Department failed to produce the documents and other materials for which we issued a subpoena last week. While we understand that the Department considers this effort a priority and we plan to continue working with them, we will review all available legal options to secure compliance with the subpoena.”

Gee, I think that last part might have been a threat…

Okay, I know the Bushies think that everything in the Executive branch, and even everything that touches the Executive branch (*coughcoughRNCmailserverscough*) is covered under the magic veil of executive privilege, but shouldn’t they at least have the balls to go to court and assert it, rather than just passive-aggressively ignoring the subpoena like they do so many other requests from John/Henry? Is there some legal principle or strategy at work here? Or are they just stalling for time, like until maybe after Gonzo testifies? It’s not like he’s real hard to trip up…

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Republicans,Rove

1 Comment

  • 1. elmo  |  April 16th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    but shouldn’t they at least have the balls to go to court and assert it, rather than just passive-aggressively ignoring the subpoena like they do so many other requests from John/Henry?

    Your talking about children here, they haven’t had the life experiences to do anything but mumble incoherently with their head down…


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