Two More Subpoenas
The CAL Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, March 6 at 10:00 am in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, to vote on issuing subpoenas to former U.S. Attorneys Daniel Bogden of Nevada and Paul K. Charlton of Arizona. The subpoenas would require them to testify before the subcommittee at its hearing scheduled for the same afternoon, joining four other former U.S. Attorneys who CAL subpoenaed last week.
"We intend to issue these subpoenas because Mr. Bogden and Mr. Charlton can shed additional light on the Bush Administration's apparent decision to pursue a political agenda through the selection of federal prosecutors," said Chairwoman SÃƒÂ¡nchez. "Even months after the firings, we still haven't gotten straight answers from the Department of Justice, which changed its own story this weekend and admitted the firings weren't based on job performance."
"We believe Mr. Bogden and Mr. Charlton can add valuable information to this panel of former U.S. Attorneys, and I look forward to hearing their testimony," said Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers.
The hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm, will consider a bill by Congressman Howard Berman that would reverse a new provision in the USA PATRIOT Act allowing the Attorney General to indefinitely appoint federal prosecutors through the end of the Bush Administration without Senate confirmation.