Contemptuous Bastards

TPM Muckraker:

During a press conference this afternoon, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced that the White House had still not responded to the committee's subpoena for documents relating to the legal basis for the warrantless surveillance program. "Time is up," Leahy said, "we've waited long enough." He went on to say, however, that he remained open to cooperating with the White House for the production of the documents: "I prefer cooperation to contempt." But if the administration has still not responded to the subpoena by September when Congress returns from recess, he said that he would pursue contempt proceedings in the committee "if that's what it takes."
Leahy notes that the White House is still asserting that the VP is not part of the Executive Branch. ZOMG.

For perspective on how ridiculous the White House is behaving, the subpoena for documents related to the wiretapping program was originally issued June 27th. The White House has requested (and been granted) two extensions for responding.

Just impeach them. Impeach them now.

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