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Archive of entries posted on April 2011

Was the Roger Clemens Hearing a “Show Trial”?

This is the question raised by Clemens’ opposition to the House Committee on Oversight and Government (COGR) motion to quash his subpoena for documents. Relying primarily on statements by minority members of COGR at the time, Clemens argues that the 2008 hearing at which he testified was not designed to consider or further any legislation. [...]

What Information Can Congress Get from Libyan Agents?

In 2002, in the course of investigating abductions of U.S. citizens in Saudi Arabia, the House Government Reform Committee subpoenaed three U.S. firms (Patton Boggs, Qorvis Communications and The Gallagher Group), which had provided lobbying and public relations services to the Saudi government.  Each firm was registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which [...]