Monday, November 5, 2007

Contempt of Congress filed for Bolton and Miers - White House calls Government Oversight: "futile . . . a waste of time".

House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) filed a report Monday holding that two White House officials are in contempt of Congress for their continued refusal to honor subpoenas in connection with the controversial firing of US attorneys last year. Chairman Conyers has requested compliance 8 times previously, but to no avail. He's trying one more time.

If White House Counsel Fred Fielding rejects Conyers' final offer, reports the WaPost, a contempt vote could come as early as next week.

White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers could be held in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas seeking documents and testimony as part of a House Judiciary probe into the firing of nine US attorneys.

According to the WaPost, Democrats have been working to secure the votes necessary to make sure that a contempt vote, if brought to the House floor, would be successful.

How the the White House respond to this effort in government oversight?

Dana Perino, White House Press Secretary responded:
"they can now waste time again on another diversion ... it's been very clear that this is a futile attempt on their part"

Yea right, government oversight is a futile waste of time.

Easy to say when you've got something to hide.


Reason over religion! said...

Hold on. I've check my magic 8 ball.

Message becoming clear, Ah yes,

It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.
~Thomas Paine

Anonymous said...

Jeez, William:

If you don't respect the pretendsident's right of privacy, what's next? People having to prove their citizens when they vote?


Southern Beale said...

AND impeachment resolution voted on in the House. Banner day.