Monday, March 05, 2007

House Democrats to subpoena two more US Attorneys; Group files ethics complaint against GOP Senator

The Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), announced on Monday morning that her subcommittee will seek to issue subpoenas to two additional former U.S. Attorneys who were fired by the Bush Administration.

"The CAL Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 am in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, to vote on issuing subpoenas to former U.S. Attorneys Daniel Bogden of Nevada and Paul K. Charlton of Arizona," a press release states. "The subpoenas would require them to testify before the subcommittee at its hearing scheduled for the same afternoon, joining four other former U.S. Attorneys who CAL subpoenaed last week."

"We intend to issue these subpoenas because Mr. Bogden and Mr. Charlton can shed additional light on the Bush Administration's apparent decision to pursue a political agenda through the selection of federal prosecutors," said Chairwoman Linda Sánchez. "Even months after the firings, we still haven't gotten straight answers from the Department of Justice, which changed its own story this weekend and admitted the firings weren't based on job performance."

Also, an ethics complaint was filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) against a Republican senator to see if he violated senate rules by contacting one of the attorneys, prior to his termination.

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