9/15/2005

Daily Kos: [Update] Congressional Republicans Vote to Oppose Plame Leak Inquiry

[Update] Congressional Republicans Vote to Oppose Plame Leak Inquiry
by Congressman John Conyers [Subscribe]
Tue Sep 13th, 2005 at 16:58:13 CDT

[Update] This morning the House Judiciary Committee voted on a resolution to compel the Attorney General to share information about the Department of Justice investigation of the Valerie Plame leak. This resolution was opposed by every Republican voting, and was defeated on party lines, 15-11. When opposing this vote, Republicans explained that we should not look into a matter that is being investigated by the Justice Department. This excuse may sound like a broken record by now. That is not and has never been our standard. This year alone, Congress has held hearings on allegations of criminal misconduct in the United Nation's Oil-for-Food Program; the same misconduct being reviewed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Congress also has been looking into the Jack Abramoff scandal at the same time as the Justice Department. Let us not forget the endless hearings held in this Committee and others on alleged Clinton-Gore campaign finance violations, the Whitewater claims, and Clinton White House Travel Office firings. These were matters all under Justice Department review at the time of our hearings.

Daily Kos: [Update] Congressional Republicans Vote to Oppose Plame Leak Inquiry

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