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White House stonewalling drone inquiry say lawmakers

Posted By admin On March 2, 2013 @ 7:03 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

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March 2, 2013

WASHINGTON — US lawmakers have accused the White House of rebuffing their inquiries into CIA drone bombing raids abroad and vowed to assert more congressional oversight over the secretive drone war.

Both Republicans and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday denounced President Barack Obama’s administration for refusing to share key documents or details of the killings by armed, robotic aircraft.

“The need for oversight is clear,” said Representative John Conyers, a Democrat and normally a staunch ally of the Obama administration.

Conyers and other members of the committee said it was unacceptable that the Attorney General, Eric Holder, or other officials from the Justice Department declined an invitation to appear at the hearing devoted to the drone campaign.

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