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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 02:22 PM
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Waxman to Mukasey: Libby dropped appeal so stop hiding Plame docs
Waxman to Atty Gen: Stop ignoring my requests for Plame infoNick Juliano
Published: Tuesday December 18, 2007

Recently appointed Attorney General Michael Mukasey seems not to be living up to his pledge to remain independent from White House meddling, and he apparently is ignoring a long-standing request for Justice Department documents regarding former CIA operative Valerie Plame's outing by former Bush administration figures, according to a top congressional Democrat.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman on Tuesday reiterated his previous appeal to Mukasey for documents from Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation of the Plame leak. Waxman said that the attorney general has no reason to obstruct his committee's investigation, as Mukasey did last week with a congressional inquiry into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes.

Waxman noted that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby -- the former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted after Fitzgerald's investigation -- has dropped his appeal, and the Justice Department is not conducting any further investigations. Therefore, the California Democrat says, Mukasey has no excuse to continue withholding the documents.

"Thus," he wrote in a letter to Mukasey, "I request that you provide the Committee by January 3, 2008, with the documents requested in the Committees July 16 letter to Mr. Fitzgerald, including the reports of interviews with President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and other White House officials."

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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 02:26 PM
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1. Waxman is out of touch with congressional Dem "leadership"
He's gonna make Pelosi look bad if he doesn't shut up.

And he might actually put a few repub asses in jail.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 02:27 PM
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2. Yeah, mukasey, ain't no big deal, she was just an insignificant desk jockey
according to the vast right wing conspiracy to trash everything decent in our country.

But, if she wasn't a desk jockey then we are talking treason by the highest mother fucking republicans in the country huh ??? You go slave of the monkey, hold up those documents.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 04:59 PM
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3. Hey, DiFi - Mukasey's working out really well so far, eh?

:sarcasm:
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-18-07 05:34 PM
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4. Mukasey hasn't turned out to be any better than most of us expected.
The fact that he "didn't know" if waterbaording is torture
was a big red flag that SHOULD have brought his confirmation
to a screeching halt.

Did anyone in Congress REALLY think B*sh would appoint an AG
who wasn't going to do what he wanted? I don't think so.
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