The White House is giving no indication as to whether it will comply with subpoenas from the Senate Judiciary Committee. The panel wants documents relating to President Bush’s eavesdropping program.
A White House spokesman said officials are aware of the subpoenas and that it was “unfortunate that Congressional Democrats continue to choose the route of confrontation.”
Also named in the subpoenas are Vice President Cheney’s office, the Justice Department and the National Security Council.
A statement from Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy’s office said the four parties have until July 18, 2007, to comply. It also said there is “no legitimate argument” for withholding the requested materials.
The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal disputes within the administration over the legality of the program.