Subpoena showndown looms for Duke Cunningham inquiry

Raw Story

01/08/07

A showdown is coming between the Democratic House leadership and the Justice Department on what information can be subpoenaed in a federal investigation, according to a report in today's edition of Roll Call. At issue, as explained in the article by Susan Davis, are 'privileged documents' amassed by various House Committees 'that fall under the constitutional Speech or Debate Clause, which provides protection to Members of Congress.' The Counsel of the House of Representatives appears to have worked to block the release of the documents, which were gathered as part of the House's own investigation of ex-Rep. Duke Cunningham, the California Republican who pleaded guilty in 2006 to accepting millions of dollars in bribes in the course of his work on the Appropriations Committee...

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