Good news for those still hoping we’ll get to the bottom of the White House’s role in the US Attorney firings.
The Associated Press reports:
A federal judge says the incoming administration of Barack Obama must be given copies of documents the Bush White House has been withholding from Congress on the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.
The order by U.S. District Judge John Bates is a minor victory for the House Judiciary Committee.
The House committee was concerned that the documents would no longer be readily available once they were shipped to the National Archives when President George W. Bush leaves office on Jan. 20.
The White House has refused to provide the crucial documents, which were subpoenaed by Rep. John Conyers’ Judiciary committee. In addition, Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, and Josh Bolten - all senior White House officials at the time of the firings, have so far defied subpoenas issued by the committee.