Congressional Oversight — NOT

House Panel Puts Off White House Subpoena,

The Republican chairman of a special House panel investigating the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina decided Wednesday to reject, at least for now, a proposal to subpoena the White House for documents detailing internal communications before and after the storm hit on Aug. 29.
… The committee, which is wrapping up its investigation and plans to issue its findings Feb. 15, requested hundreds of thousands of documents more than two months ago from the Bush administration, state and locals officials in Washington and the Gulf Coast. Though Davis said the White House has handed over some documents, it has refused others sent to and from White House chief of staff Andrew Card, citing executive privilege.
… While some Democrats are participating in the committee, party leaders have asked lawmakers to boycott the inquiry that they believe should be done by an independent commission.

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