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It's come to this: Senate subpoenas Obama. Is this an example of Transparency?

Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) issued the first congressional subpoenas of the Obama administration Monday after accusing the White House of stonewalling their requests for information about the Fort Hood shootings.
In a letter with the subpoenas, the chairman and ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said the FBI and Defense Department had IGNORED THEIR REQUESTS for five months. The Nov. 5 shootings at the Texas base, the largest Army post in the United States, left 13 people dead.
Lieberman and Collins said they sought witnesses and documents about what the government previously knew about the alleged gunman, Army psychiatrist Nidal M. Hasan, and whether it had adequately investigated his pre-shooting communications with Yemeni cleric and suspected terrorist Anwar al-Aulaqi

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 10:48 AM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Collins and Lieberman said the FBI and Pentagon had permitted their personnel to speak to internal investigators -- including the FBI's deputy director and a Gates-appointed panel led by former Army secretary Togo West and retired Adm. Vernon Clark, a former chief of naval operations -- but not to their committee. "Congress cannot settle for less access than the West-Clark review received," they said.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:50 AM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Good.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:50 AM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • The White House has diverted these requests, because they claim it could hinder with Hasan’s prosecution. OOOOOOOk~ Perhaps in the first few weeks, OVER five months after the shootings??? I don't buy it.

    And shouldn't the DoD be knee deep in their own internal investigation/punishment... After 5 months, if they haven't, should Congress analyze that, too???

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:55 AM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • CID has been knee deep in their investigation... believe me all of us here at Hood are anxiously awaiting to here the government's role in all of it and why Hasan was sent here knowing what kind of quack he was for him to be able to kill our own.

    Answer by ZaTa at 11:03 AM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Oh good! He will lie and then we can impeach him. I just love it when a plan comes together!

    Seriously, it is a sad day when they have to subpoena the President to get him to answer questions such as these. It's not like he was getting BJ's in the Oval Office or something.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:30 AM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • DoD, or in this case, DA police, get 72 hours to solve crimes before the case automatically goes to the FBI. This case, no brainer though it was was handled the same as all others. FBI and CIA have it and DA can't do anything else with it after the hand over.
    All because DA police aren't "real"law enforcement officers. They have police training, drive marked police vehicles, have the same career code as others who are classified as law enforcement (the FBI, Customs, etc), wear the badge and all that but aren't "law enforcement." Go figure.

    Answer by eema.gray at 11:50 AM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Wow. Just wow.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:52 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Excellent!!! Are they going to subpoena TOTUS, too?! You KNOW he has ALL the answers!!! LOL :o)


    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:59 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • ROFL Lori... I am willing to bet, TOTUS knows more than POTUS ;o)

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:08 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Anxious to see how this plays out.

    Answer by Carpy at 1:08 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

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