This will be so much fun:
The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney’s office Wednesday for documents relating to President Bush’s warrantless eavesdropping program.
Also named in subpoenas signed by committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., were the Justice Department and the National Security Council. The four parties have until July 18 to comply, according to a statement by Leahy’s office.
The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal disputes within the administration over the legality of the program.
“Our attempts to obtain information through testimony of administration witnesses have been met with a consistent pattern of evasion and misdirection,” Leahy said in his cover letters for the subpoenas. “There is no legitimate argument for withholding the requested materials from this committee.”
Now will he claim “executive privilege”? But Cheney isn’t under the executive branch – his words. So if he tries to play that he is in the legislative branch, then the subpoena should stand. Just ask William Jefferson.