A House Judiciary subcommittee today approved a subpoena for David Addington (pictured at right), chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, calling for the aide to testify during a hearing on the Bush administration’s rules for interrogation techniques.
By a voice vote, members of the House Judiciary Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee approved the subpoena after hearing from witnesses who testified that today’s national security threats did not warrant the interrogation techniques approved by the Bush administration.
“In future hearings we plan to hear from other key players in this process — including the vice president’s chief of staff David Addington, former Attorney General [John] Ashcroft, and the author of several key legal memos, Professor John Yoo,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Michigan Democrat. “The subpoena that the subcommittee has just authorized for David Addington is thus a very welcome step and I look forward to hearing further testimony in this very disturbing matter.”
— Carrie Sheffield, Web Editor, The Washington Times