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WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the U.S. attorneys they fired to tell the story of the purge that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The voice vote to authorize the panel to issue subpoenas amounts to insurance against the possibility that Gonzales could retract his permission to let the aides testify voluntarily, or impose strict conditions.

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2 Responses

  1. So what happens when Rove refuses *his* subpoena?

  2. Whatever it is, it needs to be swift and decisive, and I’m wondering if that’s gonna happen.

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