It’s Subpoena Time

IT’S SUBPOENA TIME….Congress has gotten tired of waiting for the Justice Department to voluntarily turn over the documents it wants in Purgegate, so it has now followed up on its threat to subpoena them:

“We have been patient in allowing the department to work through its concerns regarding the sensitive nature of some of these materials,” Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the judiciary panel’s chairman, wrote Gonzales in a letter that accompanied the subpoena. “Unfortunately, the department has not indicated any meaningful willingness to find a way to meet our legitimate needs.”

….Legal experts said the standoff will likely end up in court unless the two sides reach agreement on a compromise.

And the Georgia Thompson case I mentioned in the previous post? Wisconsin’s senators say they’d like to take a look into that as well.

Support Nonprofit Journalism

If you enjoyed this article, consider making a donation to help us produce more like it. The Washington Monthly was founded in 1969 to tell the stories of how government really works—and how to make it work better. Fifty years later, the need for incisive analysis and new, progressive policy ideas is clearer than ever. As a nonprofit, we rely on support from readers like you.

Yes, I’ll make a donation