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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:41 AM
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Subpoenas issued in fired prosecutors probe
Edited on Tue Apr-10-07 03:41 PM by Elad
Source: MSNBC

WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed new documents Tuesday from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as part of its investigation into the firings of federal prosecutors, with the panel chairman saying he had run out of patience.

"We have been patient in allowing the department to work through its concerns regarding the sensitive nature of some of these materials," Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., wrote Gonzales in a letter accompanying the subpoena. "Unfortunately, the department has not indicated any meaningful willingness to find a way to meet our legitimate needs.,"

"At this point further delay in receiving these materials will not serve any constructive purpose," Conyers said. He characterized the subpoena as a last resort after weeks of negotiations with Justice over documents and e-mails the committee wants.

-snip-

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18038146
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:44 AM
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1. Excellent! nt
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:45 AM
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2. The day just brightened.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:47 AM
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3. Good. They are public property. nt
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:49 AM
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4. Still no link anywhere ...... 10 minutes after the announcement on teevee .....
.... still looking ......
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:51 AM
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5. Alright!
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 11:57 AM
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6. Mods ..... it seems there's still no link .....
The story was carried live right after the Rutgers presser on MSNBC at about 12.40 PM.

Clearly the stories about Baby Anna Nicole and Brittany and Idol are more worthy of bandwidth. If there's no link, please feel free to yank this thread.
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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:03 PM
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7. The document at Judiciary
http://judiciary.house.gov/default.aspx

AG Subpoena Documents

pdf file
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:06 PM
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9. Direct link
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:05 PM
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8. IT's on CNN now
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:09 PM
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10. Link to the actual letter and subpoena on the Judiciary website
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HuffleClaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:14 PM
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11. now we'll see the usual 'oh gee, we accidentally misplaced &/or destroyed that stuff'
they might also suddenly decide its top secret national security stuff too
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:33 PM
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23. They'll say the Clintonites did it as they were leaving the White House...
They'll say all their files were trashed when they left that "huge mess."

I know...it's a helluva stretch but maybe they're banking on the public not being very bright.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:15 PM
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12. Great Balls-O-Fire!
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:16 PM
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13. Hot damn. Pass the butter. -- oh, and the 3rd Rec. Let's get this to the Greatest,shall we?
:popcorn: :evilgrin: :popcorn: :evilgrin: :popcorn: :evilgrin: :popcorn: :evilgrin: :popcorn: :evilgrin: :popcorn: :evilgrin:

Hekate

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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:19 PM
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14. Yahoo Link too
House panel subpoenas Gonzales documents

The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed new documents Tuesday from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as part of its investigation into the firings of federal prosecutors, with panel chairman saying he had run out of patience.


"We have been patient in allowing the department to work through its concerns regarding the sensitive nature of some of these materials," Rep. John Conyers (news, bio, voting record), D-Mich., wrote Gonzales in a letter accompanying the subpoena. "Unfortunately, the department has not indicated any meaningful willingness to find a way to meet our legitimate needs.,"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070410/ap_on_go_co/fired_p...
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:22 PM
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15. Excellent action by Congressman Conyers.
This is how you respond to the Bush Cabal.
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Staph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:27 PM
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16. Fifth recommendation!
Go, Mr. Conyers, go!
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:32 PM
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17. This is it, boys and girls. The other shoe has dropped.
NOW it gets real.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:38 PM
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18. Yay, Conyers
He does our state proud. This is getting really good now.

:popcorn:
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 12:51 PM
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19. here is link on MSNBC
Edited on Tue Apr-10-07 12:54 PM by DemReadingDU
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 01:12 PM
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20. How is little Bush reacting to this?
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:15 PM
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22. How do you think? he's in crawford furiously clearing "brush".
once he said that he stood behind abu, everyone knows that's code for "I'm throwing him under the bus".
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:14 PM
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21. Hot Damn!! nt
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truthpusher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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24. House Panel Subpoenas Gonzales Documents
Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed new documents Tuesday from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as part of its investigation into the firings of federal prosecutors, with panel chairman saying he had run out of patience.
"We have been patient in allowing the department to work through its concerns regarding the sensitive nature of some of these materials," Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., wrote Gonzales in a letter accompanying the subpoena. "Unfortunately, the department has not indicated any meaningful willingness to find a way to meet our legitimate needs.,"

"At this point further delay in receiving these materials will not serve any constructive purpose," Conyers said.



Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8ODSCR80&show_...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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25. I loves me some Conyers


Times up you son of a bitch.

"We have been patient in allowing the department to work through its concerns regarding the sensitive nature of some of these materials," Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., wrote Gonzales in a letter accompanying the subpoena. "Unfortunately, the department has not indicated any meaningful willingness to find a way to meet our legitimate needs.,"
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:13 PM
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34. me too!
:loveya: :loveya: :loveya:

Knowing that there were people like him--not enough, not nearly enough, but some--in government, fighting the good fight even with both hands tied behind their backs gave me hope through six long and horribly depressing years. It's going to be wonderful to see him in action now that his hands are untied.

:loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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26. Now, I knew a big corporation that stalled a year after the subpoena.
Wonder what the DOJ will do.

Gonzales thinks he's a CEO after all.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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27. Oh yes. Lean on this maladministration and their lackeys until the bones snap.
I wanna hear 'em cry "UNCLE!"
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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28. Bam !
right in the gonzo !
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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31. LOL.... n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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29. cough em up Conzo---yu work for the US----NOT the Pres.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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30. Alberto VO5
Doesnt Gonzales work at the 'Pleasure' of the people?
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:50 PM
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36. That guy is in WAY over his head
It's astonishing that this bumbler is the USAG.
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aaronbees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 09:23 PM
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42. Yes he is
Total sophomoric stooge as Attorney General - hired for one reason and one reason only: cover George's ass for all the illegal shit BushCo has done. Rock on, Conyers!
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CANDO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 03:43 PM
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32. What happens when they don't comply?
Contempt of Congress? Who serves the papers? Capitol police? Are handcuffs involved? Does the DC area Federal Attorney get involved? So many questions! Does Gonzo get served papers from his very own department?
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CueST Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:00 PM
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33. WaPo Article
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Justice spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said, "We still hope and expect that we will be able to reach an accommodation with the Congress," but signaled that Justice will consider opposing the congressional demand.

"Much of the information that the Congress seeks pertains to individuals other than the U.S. attorneys who resigned," Roehrkasse said. "Furthermore, many of the documents Congress is now seeking have already been available to them for review. Because there are individual privacy interests implicated by publicly releasing this information, it is unfortunate the Congress would choose this option."

Legal experts said the standoff will likely end up in court unless the two sides reach agreement on a compromise.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 04:18 PM
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35. It's funny. It's like Katrina revisited. Whatever they do they incriminate themselves.
Only this time, the boot's on the other foot. This time, it's they who are between the devil and the deep blue sea.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 05:16 PM
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37. Heh heh heh
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Lord Balto Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 05:24 PM
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38. OK
Can we start sharpening the guillotine now?
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 06:05 PM
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39. As a French Canadian...
I say OUI ! Off with their heads! :evilgrin:
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dsweet Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 09:18 PM
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41. No! Leave it dull n/t
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19jet54 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 07:03 PM
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40. What are you hiding?
The fact that 'cooperation with congress' leads to this action only leaves me to ask Gonzo one question? (see above)

In the last congressional congress, Gonzo was disrespectful of Sen. Specter - Payback time in the House & Senate! The number one question I would ask (if I were Sen. Specter) is "Why did you insert language bypassing Congress in the Patriot Act if this was not a planned political attack?" Gonzo has dug himself a very big hole!
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-10-07 09:38 PM
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43. This is what we worked our asses off for last year.
This very moment.
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E-Z-B Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-11-07 07:50 AM
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44. The democrats are wasting their time. The republican party is the party of accountability and
morals. :eyes:
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