Thursday :: Dec 6, 2007

Fitzmas for Waxman?

by Turkana

At Fire Dog Lake, Swopa reports on this Providence Journal article:

Valerie Plame Wilson, whose cover as a covert CIA agent was famously blown by top Bush administration officials, told a Brown University audience last night she is pleased that the U.S. intelligence community has released an assessment concluding that Iran halted its covert nuclear weapons campaign in 2003.

“I’m pleased that they have some gumption and have pushed back” against the Bush administration, which has often pointed to Iraq as a rouge nation that is developing a nuclear arsenal, Plame told a packed house on campus last night.

But here's the bombshell:

She said a lawyer had called her just before her talk began and told her that special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald had agreed to turn his transcripts of interviews with Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over to U. S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who is known for his relish for investigating wrongdoing by Republicans.

Plame said she didn’t know whether the Bush administration would allow the transcripts to be sent to Congress.

Of course Bush won't allow the transcript to be sent. But let's hope Waxman actually enforces some subpoenas, this time. Bush wants Constitutional showdowns. Congress should be generous in allowing him to force them.

(and a h/t to mainsailset, from the comments of my Romney post)

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