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As if. But I really hope that Congress shows some backbone on this one. If they roll over, allowing the Bush Administration to ignore Congressional Subpoenas, how could they ever be taken seriously again? Seriously, there is no downside I can see to them exercising the Inherent Contempt procedure, and haul her butt in. Crossing fingers. . .
Democrats could move on contempt citations in either the House or the Senate, or both, that would result in the federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia, Jeffrey A. Taylor, putting the matter before a grand jury. But it is not clear whether or when Democrats will start that process.
In any event, Bush’s allies likely would be able to filibuster a Senate contempt citation. Republicans in the House would have a much harder time blocking a contempt citation.
Lawmakers also could exercise Congress’ inherent contempt power to arrest people cited for contempt and bring them before either the House or Senate, but neither chamber has done that in more than 70 years, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Read more at: Congressional Quarterly