15 April 2007

Congress Subpoenas Justice Department.

Keith Olbermann gets an update from David Schuster in Washington regarding Alberto Gonzales and the Congressional request for information from the administration and the Justice Department. The Justice Department has been refusing to turn over documents and Congress has now subpoenaed the documents. The request includes the full text of the 3000 documents (large portions had been redacted, blacked out or just missing) already received and the Justice Department electronic data and metadata. Bush officials said the information had been censored for privacy issues (protecting the names of prosecutors considered for firing, but are still employed). Critics of the administration say that the documents have been held back because they support allegations that firings were done for purely political reasons. The document, signed by John Conyers has an April 16th 2pm deadline.

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