Wednesday, July 4, 2007

House Judiciary Committee Schedules "Scooter Skates" Hearing

Mark you calendar now. Although it isn't yet showing up on the official docket just yet, RawStory is reporting that The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for next Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at 10:15 AM. Chairman John Conyers said in a Tuesday press release, "In light of yesterday's announcement by the President that he was commuting the prison sentence for Scooter Libby, it is imperative that Congress look into presidential authority to grant clemency, and how such power may be abused. . . .Taken to its extreme, the use of such authority could completely circumvent the law enforcement process and prevent credible efforts to investigate wrongdoing in the executive branch."

Make sure you have an ample supply of popcorn. Stay tuned for details.

I have a hunch the Senate Judiciary Committee will have it's own hearing. I don't think the Decider's decision to let Scooter skate is just going to be a three day story.