Yoo, Ashcroft to Testify; Addington May Follow
John Yoo, who authored the Justice Department’s terrorist interrogation policy, has agreed to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Meanwhile, the committee decided to subpoena David Addington, the vice-president’s chief of staff, after he failed to appear on a voluntary basis this morning.
Committee spokeswoman Melanie Roussell says the date for Yoo’s testimony has not been set. Former Attorney General John Ashcroft has also agreed to testify at an undetermined date.
The testimony of Yoo, Ashcroft- and possibly Addington- has been long awaited. Hopefully it will provide some answers about how much top White House officials telegraphed human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay.