The Senate Judiciary Committee is going big-game hunting with a slew of subpoenas related to the Bush administration’s controversial eavesdropping program. Chairman Patrick Leahy has signed subpoenas for Dick Cheney’s office, the White House, the Justice Department and the National Security Council.
AP via New York Times:
The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal disputes within the administration over the legality of the program, which Bush put under court review earlier this year.
‘‘Our attempts to obtain information through testimony of administration witnesses have been met with a consistent pattern of evasion and misdirection,’’ Leahy said in his cover letters for the subpoenas. ‘‘There is no legitimate argument for withholding the requested materials from this committee.’‘