Congressional Investigations In Full Swing
-The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 21-10 to issue a subpoena to Rice to compel her testimony on the Bush administration’s pre-war claims about Saddam Hussein seeking weapons of mass destruction.
-Next door, the House Judiciary Committee voted 32-6 to grant immunity from prosecution to Monica Goodling, Gonzales’ White House liaison, for testimony on why the administration fired eight federal prosecutors. The panel also unanimously approved – but did not issue – a subpoena to compel her to testify. In addition, the committee scheduled a May 10 hearing for Gonzales.
-Across Capitol Hill, Leahy’s panel approved – but did not issue – a subpoena in the firings matter for Sara Taylor, deputy to Bush political adviser Karl Rove.
-The House oversight committee also issued subpoenas for the Republican National Committee for testimony and documents about White House e-mails on RNC accounts that are said to be missing. The RNC released a letter to the panel listing 37 White House officials who have RNC e-mail accounts, including Rove.
But the question remains, will anything come of any of this? Is any of this really worth the time?
We shall see.