Henry Waxman to Andrew Card concerning appearing before the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee:
“Mr. Fielding’s position appears to be that it is appropriate for you to discuss these matters on ‘The Daily Show’ but not before a congressional committee,” Waxman wrote to Card on Friday. “You will not be surprised to learn that I take a different view of this matter.”
Mr. Waxman of California is not one to trifle with. He has a small warehouse-worth of information he has collected over the years of being in the minority. This is what Waxman said back to Fielding when “compulsory process” and voluntary testimony was being discussed:
“I never found it necessary to issue subpoenas to either President Bush’s father’s Administration or the Reagan Administration,” Waxman said in a statement. “We were always able to reach an accommodation that respected our legitimate interests. I hope that will continue to be the case with this White House” and the information will be provided voluntarily.