McHenry calls the big bluff

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Macsmind notices that Rep. Patrick McHenry R—NC  put Pelosi and Emanuel on the spot. From the Hill, which notes tha he

...  called on Democratic leaders yesterday to testify under oath about when they knew of former Rep. Mark Foley's (R—Fla.) Internet communications with a House page. 

Writing to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D—Calif.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Rahm Emanuel (D—Ill.), McHenry questioned whether Democrats had a role in publicizing the e—mails, which broke in the middle of the fall election season creating a furor rarely seen in congressional politics.

'Is the American public to believe that neither of you nor your staffs nor anyone associated with your staffs had prior knowledge or involvement with the release of Foley's e—mails and/or explicit instant messages? Is the American public to believe that ABC News stumbled haphazardly on this story without Democratic assistance?' wrote McHenry, a freshman Republican who has emerged as an attack dog for the GOP.

Mac says that

Pelosi's office rejected the call, citing it was 'posturing', but they may not have a choice as the Ethic's Committee [indicated] that in the case that there was 'resistance', subpoenas would be issued.

Now the Republicans are playing with a full deck.

Clarice Feldman   10 05 06

Update:

Pelosi and Emannuel refuse to take a polygraph test over the Foley mess. 

Pelosi has also refused to make a sworn affidavit

[Ed. — Stop the Stonewall!]

Clarice Feldman   

Macsmind notices that Rep. Patrick McHenry R—NC  put Pelosi and Emanuel on the spot. From the Hill, which notes tha he

...  called on Democratic leaders yesterday to testify under oath about when they knew of former Rep. Mark Foley's (R—Fla.) Internet communications with a House page. 

Writing to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D—Calif.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Rahm Emanuel (D—Ill.), McHenry questioned whether Democrats had a role in publicizing the e—mails, which broke in the middle of the fall election season creating a furor rarely seen in congressional politics.

'Is the American public to believe that neither of you nor your staffs nor anyone associated with your staffs had prior knowledge or involvement with the release of Foley's e—mails and/or explicit instant messages? Is the American public to believe that ABC News stumbled haphazardly on this story without Democratic assistance?' wrote McHenry, a freshman Republican who has emerged as an attack dog for the GOP.

Mac says that

Pelosi's office rejected the call, citing it was 'posturing', but they may not have a choice as the Ethic's Committee [indicated] that in the case that there was 'resistance', subpoenas would be issued.

Now the Republicans are playing with a full deck.

Clarice Feldman   10 05 06

Update:

Pelosi and Emannuel refuse to take a polygraph test over the Foley mess. 

Pelosi has also refused to make a sworn affidavit

[Ed. — Stop the Stonewall!]

Clarice Feldman