Thursday 31 January 2008
In late December, I had the opportunity to sit down with House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman. The conversation was a unique chance to talk with a legislator at the forefront of multiple investigations into malfeasance at the highest levels of American government.
Henry Waxman is a fascinating character. No legislator on Capitol Hill has done more to make public the events taking place inside the most secretive White House in US history than the congressman from California’s 30th District. He’s in a league by himself. As a member of the majority, a member of the minority or as the chairman, Henry Waxman has been flat-out relentless in pursuing documentation the Bush administration maintains under a cloak of total secrecy. Waxman is as aggressive as any member of Congress has ever been.
If you are looking for news of investigations, you’ve got that here. However, if you are looking for an indication that Congress will move forward to address evidence of violations of federal law by Bush administration officials, that was conspicuously absent.
It is a very thoughtful conversation. Take a few moments if you will.
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h/t: After Downing Street
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