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House Judiciary Subpoenas David Addington, Top Cheney Aide

The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed David Addington, chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, seeking information on his role in helping prepare Justice Dept. memos authorizing harsh interrogation methods for detainees.

Addington is required by the subpoena to appear before the Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on June 26. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) chairs that subcommittee.

John Yoo, a former top DOJ official who helped draft the interrogation memos, is scheduled to voluntarily appear before the panel that same day, according to the Judiciary Committee.

Democrats on the Judiciary Committee also still in discussion with former Attorney General John Ashcroft and Douglas Feith, a former top Pentagon official, about voluntarily testifying as well.