Conyers and Sanchez to White House: Get Ready to Rumble

Brian Zick

Jesse Lee at The Gavel reports: Today, Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and Subcommittee Chairwoman Linda Sánchez sent a letter to White House Counsel Fred Fielding, offering the White House one last chance at cooperation with the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the US Attorney firings and noted that the evidence to date indicated that the White House played a central role in the matter. Conyers and Sánchez warned that absent voluntary cooperation, the Committee would be left with no alternative but to resort to compulsory process to obtain the needed information From the letter (full text at link): We continue to be willing, as discussed in earlier letters and meetings with you, to work out a voluntary resolution of our requests for information from the White House. As previously explained, however, it would be constitutionally irresponsible to accept your “all or nothing” limitations that would completely preclude any access to on-the-record statements by current and former White House personnel or access to internal White House communications. If the White House persists in refusing to provide information to the House Judiciary Committee, or even to discuss providing such information, on a voluntary basis, we will have no alternative but to begin to resort to compulsory process in order to carry out our oversight responsibilities.

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