NSA Spying Case: Senate Judiciary Votes to Subpoena DOJ Records
June 21, 2007 (LPAC)--The Senate Judiciary Committee voted, 13 to 3, to authorize subpoenas to the Justice Department for information related to the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program. Republican Senators Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and John Cornyn (Tex.) opposed the move.
Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and and ranking Republican Arlen Specter (Penn.), on May 21, to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales requesting documents be produced by June 5. Gonzales failed to turn over anything, and CQ.com reported that the Justice Department rebuffed Leahy in a letter yesterday.
In voting today, Leahy said, "We need this information for our investigation. Sen. Specter agreed, pointing to the discrepancy between Gonzales' testimony to the committee last year that there was "no serious disagreements" within the DOJ contrary to the testimony by former Deputy Attorney General James B. Comey's testimony to the committee on May 15.
[a:href="pages\/breaking_news\/2007\/06\/21\/www.larouchepac.com\/pages\/breaking_news\/2007\/05\/16\/comey_names_cheney.";target=_blank]For Comey's devastating testimony click here.[/a]