Two House Oversight Committees Issue Subpoenas to Bush Officials

25 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Two House Oversight Committees Issue Subpoenas to Bush Officials</h1><p>Washington, D.C. , April 25 (EIRNS)--Subpoenas will be issued by two different House committees to Bush administration officials who have been obstructing inquiries into the lies used to get the U.S. into the Iraq war and into the controversial firing of U.S. Attorneys.</p><p>The House Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), voted today to issue subpoenas to Sec. of State Condolezza Rice concerning her knowledge in the Niger "yellowcake" fabrication, and to the Republican National Committee for its records pertaining to White House employees' use of RNC e-mail accounts for official business. Final votes were 20-8 to issue the subpoena to the RNC for testimony and documents, and 21-10 to issue the subpoena to Rice.</p><p>The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), voted to grant immunity and issue a subpoena to Ms. Monica Goodling, a former aide to Attorney General Gonzales during the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. The 32-6 vote by the Committee, easily surpassed the two-thirds majority required to grant a witness immunity from prosecution, and by a separate voice vote authorized issuance of a subpoena.</p></div></body>