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Harriet Miers: Her Date With Destiny

Harriet Miers Harriet E Miers Harriet Ellan Miers Harriet Elan Miers Above the Law.JPGWe recently got to meet former White House counsel Harriet Miers, up close and personal. And it seems we’re not the only folks who will get to spend quality time with the onetime (and ill-fated) Supreme Court nominee.
This just in, from the AP:

Two congressional committees are issuing subpoenas for testimony from former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor on their roles in the firings of eight federal prosecutors, according to two officials familiar with the investigation….

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont issued Taylor’s subpoena for her testimony July 11. His counterpart in the House, Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers of Michigan, issued a subpoena for Miers’ testimony the next day.

A little bit more, after the jump.

We liked this tipster’s take on the news:

Finally we’ll get to see what happens when they put her in front of a congressional committee. What was the quote that was used to describe getting her ready for her confirmation hearing? “Like trying to teach someone French in 3 weeks”?

Tres exciting.

Indeed. It will be the most thrilling Capitol Hill appearance since… Monica Goodling!!!
P.S. Speaking of Monica, here’s more praise for her, from The New Republic’s Benjamin Wittes:

When I knew Monica Goodling, a few years ago, she was the Department of Justice public affairs staffer with whom I preferred to deal. In her late twenties, she had come over to the department from the Republican National Committee; she was smart, capable, and conversant enough in the war on terrorism issues about which I was writing Washington Post editorials to be helpful. She always got back to me promptly.

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Miers Will Be Subpoenaed, Officials Say [Associated Press]

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