Friday, February 29, 2008

Pelosi urges investigation of Bush's Aides

From the Washington Post:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the Justice Department yesterday to open a grand jury investigation into whether President Bush's chief of staff and former counsel should be prosecuted for contempt of Congress.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) demanded that the department pursue misdemeanor charges against former White House counsel Harriet E. Miers for refusing to testify to Congress about the firings of federal prosecutors in 2006 and against White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten for not turning over White House documents related to the dismissals.

Pelosi gave Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey one week to respond and said that refusal to take the matter to a grand jury will result in the House's filing a civil lawsuit against the Bush administration.

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