Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cheney now to discover "legislative privilege"

The AP has breaking news that the Senate Judiciary Committee has just supoenaed the White House and the Vice President's office for materials relating to the warrantless eavesdropping program.

The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal squabbles within the administration over the legality of the program, said a congressional official speaking on condition of anonymity because the subpoenas had not been made public.
Well, this is sure to be hilarious. The natural response of Cheney's office will be to claim executive privilege, but this might be complicated by the fact that as recently as three days ago they were claiming that his office is not IN the executive branch. So the Senate Democrats called his bluff and subpoenaed him. Well played, indeed.