Hmm does this really shock anyone? From this morning’s
New York Times:
The Bush administration is rebuffing requests from members of the Senate
Judiciary Committee for its classified legal opinions on President Bush’s
domestic spying program, setting up a confrontation in advance of a hearing
scheduled for next week, administration and Congressional officials said
The Justice Department is balking at the request so far, administration
officials said, arguing that the legal opinions would add little to the
public debate because the administration has already laid out its legal
defense at length in several public settings.
Well hopefully yesterday’s events will help form what happens here. The White
House refused to turn over documents on the response to Katrina. Of course they
were claiming “executive privilege”.
The GAO comes out with a report faulting the White House and Homeland
Security for the response. Perhaps the same will come out of this. The White
House won’t turn over documents and once again the White House will be proven in
the wrong. Of course it pisses me off to no end that the Republicans had no
problem at all issuing subpoenas about Clinton’s blow job yet issues of our
constitution and our response to disasters they won’t even consider that power.