Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Obama Seeks Deal on Bush Privilege

By Jason Leopold
February 17, 2009

Hoping for a negotiated settlement, Barack Obama’s Justice Department has requested a two-week delay in a court deadline regarding enforcement of congressional subpoenas demanding the testimony of two Bush administration officials.

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1 comment:

Paco said...

For political issues, negotiations and compromise are appropriate, but this is not (or should not) be a political issue. Subpoenas, whether issued by a court or by Congress, are a legal matter. Every attempt should be made to treat legal matters evenhandedly and this one should be no exception.

When a person fails to appear for a subpoena, unless there is an extraordinary situation such as critically poor health, death or imprisonment, then that person is in violation of a serious crime and needs to experience the full weight of the criminal justice system. It should make no difference whether that person is one of the privileged class like Rove or a homeless person who does not know where the next meal will come from.