IT'S SUBPOENA TIME....Congress has gotten tired of waiting for the Justice Department to voluntarily turn over the documents it wants in Purgegate, so it has now followed up on its threat to subpoena them:
"We have been patient in allowing the department to work through its concerns regarding the sensitive nature of some of these materials," Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the judiciary panel's chairman, wrote Gonzales in a letter that accompanied the subpoena. "Unfortunately, the department has not indicated any meaningful willingness to find a way to meet our legitimate needs."And the Georgia Thompson case I mentioned in the previous post? Wisconsin's senators say they'd like to take a look into that as well.
....Legal experts said the standoff will likely end up in court unless the two sides reach agreement on a compromise.