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.)