Democrats Dole Out Subpoenas

Congress gets tough on U.S. attorneys players—and calls Condi in to talk Iraq
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 26, 2007 8:58 AM CDT
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., right, and Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., left, take part in markup hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday, April 25,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Democratic Congress flexed its oversight muscle today, with both houses dishing out subpoenas all the way up to Condi Rice. A House committee subpoenaed the Secretary of State to discuss the lead-up to the Iraq War, while both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees summoned aides involved in the U.S. attorney firings.

RNC officials also got slammed with subpoenas over the White House emails sent through their system. But the day's political checkmate belonged to the House Judiciary Committee, which granted immunity to Monica Goodling, former counsel to Alberto Gonzales. Goodling, a key witness in the U.S. attorneys case, had threatened to take the Fifth if forced to testify.