Republicans nix Rove inquiry

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Two of three House committees have voted against opening a formal congressional inquiry into the outing of Valerie Plame. The inquiry, which would require "the Bush administration to turn over to Congress [relevant] information and records" has thus far been opposed by Republicans because, they claim, they don't want any inquiry to interfere with prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation.

Yeah, right. Never mind the fact that they had no problem with the same situation during the course of investigating the Clinton fellatio. Given the chance they'd outfit Fitzgerald with cement shoes.

Of the remaining committee vote, Murray Waas notes:


"Interestingly, the House Intelligence Committee is going to meet in closed session tomorrow for its consideration of the resolution of inquiry, as well as for the vote itself. Since there is no classified information to consider (the committee has received no classified briefings from the Bush administration or Fitzgerald regarding Plame), Democrats are privately charging that Republicans are conducting the session in secret to diminish press attention. With Katrina, the Roberts confirmation hearings (and the hearings' jaw dropping disclosures -- Roberts has told the Senators which are his favorite movies, and that he favors the Windsor knot while tying his tie!), and Brittany Spears having given birth, the closing of the session appears to be overkill."
(Whatever Already!)

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