Congress Probes White House Over Tillman Affair
Posted on Apr 27, 2007
The House Oversight Committee has sent requests to the White House and Pentagon asking for all documents related to the death of Pat Tillman. The committee is investigating why the Army misrepresented the circumstances of the Ranger’s death. Key to that effort is a letter sent by a top general urging Gen. John Abizaid to warn the White House.
AP via Yahoo!:
Committee Chairman Henry Waxman wrote Friday to White House Counsel Fred Fielding requesting “all documents received or generated by any official in the Executive Office of the President” that relate to Tillman.
A second letter was sent to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Gates was asked to produce all documents related to Tillman generated by his office and the Pentagon’s office of public affairs, as well as the office of Gen. John Abizaid.
The committee gave the administration until May 18 to produce the documents.