Ahead of an expected surge in Democratic subpoenas, the White House is hiring at least four new attorneys, the Baltimore Sun reports, including specialists in white collar and securities investigations. The Sun notes that this is a far cry from the “hiring spree” that preceded President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Republican are also launching a new PR firm to support any other officials and corporations caught up in the probe. Bush spokesman Tony Snow said the agency is “certainly independent of the White House.”
“Bush is bracing for new scrutiny”
Baltimore Sun, December 26, 2006