Subpoenas For Rove & Co.?

Throughout the short history of “Weekend Watchdog”, I keep asking why doesn’t Senate Judiciary Chair Pat Leahy actually issue subpoenas for Karl Rove and other White House officials to testify about the Prosecutor Purge.

The committee has authorized Leahy to issue them, but so far, he’s only used the authorization as a bargaining tool.

Today, TPMmuckraker reports that Leahy has just about had it:

Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT), following up an angry letter last night to Alberto Gonzales, wrote White House counsel Fred Fielding today to warn that if the White House did not stop stonewalling the committee’s U.S. attorney firings investigation, then “I will have no choice but to issue subpoenas to try to get to the truth in this matter.”

Stay tuned.


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