Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Leahy ready to prosecute judge

Vermont’s Patrick Leahy had extra Wheaties this week, or something. Now, he’s ready to have appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh prosecuted if evidence indicates he lied to Congress over detention policies for the so-called enemy combatants. Supposedly, Kavanaugh participated in 2002 White House discussions of detention policy and legality, but told the Senate in his 2006 confirmation hearing he had no connection with the policy.

Now, it’s possible this could be a bargaining chip over the wiretap subpoenas, or this could be a 2x4 blunt instrument in conjunction with those subpoenas. But, clearly, Leahy’s ready to file more and more stuff against the administration.