House Oversight Committee to Rice and RNC: Can You Hear Us Now?

Brian Zick

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Jesse Lee at The Gavel announces that subpoenas have been authorized by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Henry Waxman. Having postponed debate on the subpoena for former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card regarding the leaking of covert CIA Agent Valerie Plame’s identity pending negotiations with White House Counsel Fred Fielding, and having cancelled the subpoena vote for documents regarding White House dealings with MZM in light of new White House responsiveness, the Oversight Committee today approved three subpoenas. Two were for emails and documents from the RNC regarding White House records and improper political use of federal agencies and one was for testimony from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding the claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Niger. Both subpoenas come after repeated formal requests to which the RNC has been largely unresponsive and to which Secretary Rice has been completely unresponsive.

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