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Lieberman, Collins Hit White House with Ft. Hood Subpoenas

Sens. Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.) and Susan Collins (R., Maine), chairman and ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, respectively, will today subpoena the White House and Defense Departments for documents and witnesses related to the Ft. Hood shooting.

The move comes a week after the pair criticized the administration’s refusal to turn over requested materials and threatened legal action.

Lieberman and Collins want access to documents showing what the FBI and Homeland Security Departments knew about Ft. Hood terrorist Nidal Hasan before his shooting spree, but Collins said they have been “stymied” in their previous efforts.

The subpoena letter reportedly gives the administration until April 26 to comply, or face the committee in court.

Lieberman has called for an “independent, bipartisan Congressional investigation” of the shootings.

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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