Those halcyon days may seem like so much ancient history, but not for Representative Henry "Mr. Investigation" Waxman, the dogged Democrat from
Waxman wants the potentially explosive files for an ongoing Oversight and Government Reform investigation because they include information that Fitzgerald did not present to the grand jury -- and therefore is not subject to secrecy laws -- that subsequently indicted Libby on obstruction of justice and perjury charges.In July, the president turned down Waxman, but he has now asked newly-minted Attorney General Michael Mukasey to light a fire under the White House.
Fitzgerald, according to Waxman, has been cooperative and forwarded to his committee CIA and State Department files, but he cannot release White House-related files on his own.
The upshot of the Mukasey overture is likely to be more stonewalling because Waxman wants the transcripts, notes and other documents relating to Patrick's interviews with the president, Vice President Cheney, former Chief of Staff Andrew Card, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove.I agree with blogger Empty Wheel, late of
The answer, of course, is beyond obvious: The White House had no interest in doing anything, let alone play by the rules, once its primary objective was attained – striking back at Joseph Wilson for revealing that one of the principal rationales for theBush administration apologists will continue to argue that Plame really wasn't a covert operative, Patrick overstepped his bounds, Libby was framed and Bush's commutation of Libby's 30-month prison sentence was appropriate. They're right about the commutation insofar as it was within the president's purview, while the other claims are demonstrably false.
war was false and then ruining his wife’s career for good measure. Iraq
So if this is ancient history, why should Waxman be wasting his time and our money on it?
land deals and Oval Office blow jobs, national security was severely compromised and the truth must out. Arkansas
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