Conyers Defers Contempt Charge on AG Mukasey

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat, decided to defer the vote scheduled for Wednesday on a resolution finding Attorney General Mukasey in contempt after receiving a letter from the Bush Justice Department.

Mukasey was on the verge of being charged with contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena calling for the release of hundreds of pages of documents in a number of ongoing investigations, including military spying on U.S. citizens domestically and the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.


Mukasey and Conyers exchanged letters on the subject today. You can download them from the committee’s Website from this page.

Meanwhile Harriet Miers, the former White House Counsel who has so far avoided testifying under a broad claim of executive privilege, is the sole witness listed on the committee’s site for Thursday’s scheduled noon hearing of the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, where the subject will be, the “continuing investigation into the U.S. attorneys controversy and related matters.”

We’ll report more when we know it…

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