US Attorney Firing Probe Spreads to White House

Congress calls Miers, another ex-official
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2007 12:42 PM CDT
US Attorney Firing Probe Spreads to White House
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, listens as Attorney General Alberto Gonzales former Chief of Staff Kyle Sampson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 29, 2007, before the committee's hearing on the Justice Department firings of U.S. Attorneys....   (Associated Press)

The congressional investigation of the US attorney firings reached the White House today as the judiciary committee in each chamber subpoenaed a different former high-level official. Lawmakers subpoenaed documents from the White House chief of staff, the AP reports, but Karl Rove has not been served because Democrats are still building the case against him.

The Senate summoned ex-political director Sara Taylor, who left office last month; the House committee subpoenaed onetime White House counsel and failed Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. The Washington Post reports that the timing of the already authorized subpoenas, a day after the release of emails indicating Taylor's deep involvement in the firings, was coincidental. (Read more Harriet Miers stories.)

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