This is exactly what I expected to happen. This story roots began with election law (voter caging) and the firings of the federal prosecutors who wouldn’t play ball with the GOP. It would be disastrous if the truth behind this scheme came out before the 2008 elections. Google: voter caging and see for yourself or see previous post on voter caging for more background on the investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused Friday to refer the House’s contempt citations against two of President Bush’s top aides to a federal grand jury. Mukasey said White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former presidential counsel Harriet Miers committed no crime.

As promised, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she has given the Judiciary Committee authority to file a lawsuit against Bolten and Miers in federal court.

“The House shall do so promptly,” she said in a statement.

Mukasey said Bolten and Miers were right in ignoring subpoenas to provide Congress with White House documents or testify about the firings of federal prosecutors.

“The department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute Mr. Bolten or Ms. Miers,” Mukasey wrote Pelosi.


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