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Conyers: Respond to subpoenas, or face contempt

Yesterday, Representative John Conyers (D-MI) let the White House know that they will face contempt of Congress charges if they don't respond to subpoenas related to the U.S. attorney purge case by June 28th. Specifically, Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, and possibly Harriet Miers and Sara Taylor, would face contempt of Congress charges.

Conyers chairs the House Judiciary Committee, which is one of the most powerful committees in the House (next to the Government Oversight Committee, chaired by Henry Waxman (D-CA)). And it's about time the Bush Administration has to face contempt of Congress charges. This will likely lead to some sort of constitutional crisis, because the White House is unlikely to comply (remember - they play the political game like petulant children), and the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C. - appointed by Bush - will be responsible for bringing the charges against the White House.

Constitutional Crisis! Constitutional Crisis! Should be a fun summer...

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