House Affirms Subpoenas in U.S. Attorney ShowdownThe Senate's vote is still pending, but a House Judiciary subcommittee followed through Wednesday on its bid to call Karl Rove and other White House officials to testify in public about the controversy over the firings of several U.S. attorneys.
The Senate’s vote is still pending, but a House Judiciary subcommittee followed through Wednesday on its bid to call Karl Rove and other White House officials to testify in public about the controversy over the firings of several U.S. attorneys. The House committee chair, Democrat John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, said it was imperative that the investigation continue in spite of resistance from the Bush administration.
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A House panel authorized subpoenas [Wednesday] for top White House and Justice Department aides, including White House counselor Karl Rove, setting up a constitutional clash with the Bush administration over the U.S. attorneys investigation.
With the Senate Judiciary Committee poised to authorize a similar batch of subpoenas [Thursday], the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law also issued a broad-based subpoena for documents and e-mails related to the prosecutor firings from Rove, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten, former White House counsel Harriet E. Miers and a trio of other aides.
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