In a stern rebuke of the Bush administration's continued obstruction of justice, Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair freely admitted: "no question they're in contempt of a valid order of the Congress." The Committee has given White House officials more than a month to turn over the documents and granted previous extensions of a subpoena it issued in June. That delay "goes way beyond what anyone expected," Leahy said. "Time is up. We've waited long enough."
Then the Chairman really unloaded with both barrels blazing:
Unless the administration complies with the subpoena, "The full Judiciary Committee will have to sit down and determine whether to seek contempt from the full Senate."
In other words, the venerable committee may have to convene in special session to consider if something ought to be done. Oh, the tension.