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Mr. Waxman Requests…


(Great photo via aussiegall.)

When Henry Waxman sees something he does not like, he sinks his teeth into the problem until he gets all the answers…and I mean all of them.  Via emptywheel, we find out that Rep. Waxman has a teensy little request for the RNC:

To assist the Committee in its investigation of these issues, I request that you provide any electronic messages sent or received by Karl Rove, J. Scott Jennings, or any other White House officials using accounts maintained by the RNC that relate to (1) the January 26, 2007, PowerPoint presentation at GSA, (2) the presentation of any similar political briefings at other federal agencies or to other federal employees, or (3) the use of federal agencies or resources to help Republican candidates.

Shorter Waxman: turn over the information and no one gets hurt, unless of course, you've been committing crimes.  Then all bets are off. 

I don't know about you, but I'm sensing that Rep. Waxman knows a whole lot more than he's saying publicly, because he's a cards close to the vest kinda guy. Word to the RNC: don't even think of hitting the delete button.

This is shaping up to be quite the oversight juggernaught, isn't it? 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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