Bush Hires Lawyers to Prepare for Congress. Probes
Bush Is Bracing for New
White House hiring lawyers in expectation of Democratic probes.
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis
The Baltimore Sun
Tuesday 26 December 2006
Washington - President Bush is bracing for what could be an onslaught of investigations by the new Democratic-led Congress by hiring lawyers to fill key White House posts and preparing to play defense on countless document requests and possible subpoenas.
Bush is moving quickly to fill vacancies within his stable of lawyers, though White House officials say there are no plans to drastically expand the legal staff to deal with a flood of oversight.
"No, at this point, no," Tony Snow, the White House spokesman, said recently. "We'll have to see what happens."