Waxman to Rice: Answer 11 ignored letters on Iraq claims

The Chairman of the House’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee today demanded that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice respond to 11 outstanding requests for information sent by his office since 2003. The letters primarily concerned claims, later proved erroneous, on the threat posed to the United States by Saddam Hussein’s government in the run up to the Iraq War.

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) warned Dr. Rice that a failure to respond to his committee’s inquiries would undermine Constitutional governance.

“Refusing to allow officials to testify before Congress…or ignoring congressional requests for information, as you apparently ignored my inquiries, are not consistent with our constitutional system of government,” said the Committee’s Chairman in a letter released today.


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