Liberal Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and RINO Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) today announced they are willing to take the Obama White House to court over their refusal to release information on the November 2009 Fort Hood shootings.
The Hill reported:
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and ranking Republican Susan Collins (Maine) on Thursday said they are poised to press their subpoena fight with the Obama administration into court.
Lieberman and Collins, speaking separately, both said the Justice and Defense departments have been uncooperative with their efforts to obtain more information about the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people.
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Both senators stopped short of saying they’ve made a final decision, but made it clear they are probably headed toward a court confrontation with administration lawyers based on doubt that the final round of negotiations would bring success.
“If they won’t respond, I think we have an obligation. It’s not easy to enforce a subpoena against the executive branch but I’m going to make the fight,” Lieberman said.
“If we yield to the executive branch’s argument that they can’t provide us these witnesses because there’s a criminal proceeding, we’re going to create a terrible precedent for future Congresses that will allow future administrations to just cite that. It makes no sense to me.”