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Christie official who ordered GWB closures invokes Fifth Amendment against subpoena

Bridge scandal: Bridget Kelly refuses to turn over documents subpoenaed by legislative committee (via NJ.com) Bridget Anne Kelly, considered a crucial figure in unraveling the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, is refusing to produce documents and information requested under subpoena by the state legislative committee investigating the bridge controversy……

New York Times reporter James Risen subpoenaed in CIA leak case

The U.S. Justice Department subpoenaed New York Times reporter James Risen on Monday to testify at the criminal trial of a former CIA operative cited in Risen’s 2006 book. The New York Times reported that federal prosecutors are seeking information about the CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling, who allegedly leaked information…

US subpoenas Twitter, seeking information on WikiLeaks’ 635,561 followers

A Dutch investigative journalist blasted the US Department of Justice for requesting information on everyone following WikiLeaks’ Twitter account and everyone they follow. Which would include Raw Story. The US Department of Justice subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter in December in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation of the…

MSNBC host Chris Matthews asks Michele Bachmann if she’s been ‘hypnotized’

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews became so frustrated by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) repeating talking points during their Tuesday interview that he asked her if she had been “hypnotized.” Matthews began the interview where he left off two years ago when she told him that she wanted members of Congress investigated for…

Too much government? Paul stands alone against spill subpoena power

When the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to grant subpoena powers to a presidential commission formed to investigate the BP oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, the sole “no” vote was cast by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). A Paul spokeswoman declined to comment on the vote, but the…

If GOP wins House, Obama’s ‘chief antagonist’ aims to be ‘subpoena machine’

According to a Politico report, “Rep. Darrell Issa, the conservative firebrand whose specialty is lobbing corruption allegations at the Obama White House, is making plans to hire dozens of subpoena-wielding investigators if Republicans win the House this fall.” The California Republican’s daily denunciations draw cheers from partisans and bookings from…

Goldman Sachs subpoenaed for failing to cooperate with finance probe

WASHINGTON — A high profile panel investigating the causes of the financial crisis announced Monday it had subpoenaed Goldman Sachs for failing to cooperate with the probe. “The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has issued a subpoena to Goldman Sachs & Co. for failing to comply with a request for documents…

US subpoenas reporter who broke wiretapping story

As senator, Barack Obama called the Bush Administration’s warrantless wiretapping program illegal, and demanded greater transparency from government. But as president, he’s strongly defended large components of the program, which involved major telecommunications companies providing the government access to their networks without a warrant to allegedly thwart terrorist plots. And…

Watchdog slams ‘bogus’ Justice Dept. demand for news site’s visitor logs

Right-wing commentators point a finger at Obama, draw parallel to White House-Fox News battle A Justice Department subpoena requesting all available information on all visitors to an independent news site is raising serious privacy concerns, and questions about how much information the US government is storing about its citizens’ news…

My Parents’ America

When my mom was a kid, subpoenas meant that you showed up in court, not that you just said the people issuing the subpoenas were pissy piss piss pants and refused to go. Granted, I didn’t spend much time pre-Bush paying attention to the intersection of subpoena activity and our…

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