Yes, Congress continues its power grab, as it asserts the right to conduct fishing expeditions into the internal operations of the Executive Branch (an unconstitutional interference with an independent branc of government). Nancy Pelosi has compuonded the original Congressional power grab by a letter (no Constitional power to make such a demand) demanding that the Justice Department convene a grand jury investigation into the "contempt of Congress" resolution that the House passed against two White House aides who refused to testify in the original fishing expedition. This, of couse, immediately became a MJOR AP/AOL featured story (despicable as those tow media outlets are, along with the rest of the mainstream media).
"She (Pelosi) gave Attorney General Michael Mukasey one week to respond and said refusal to take the matter to a grand jury will result in the House's filing a civil lawsuit against the Bush administration."
Note the autmatic access Democrats have to the media to publicize outrageous, UNCONSTITUTIONAL actions. The Justice Department is part of the Execuvtive Branch. Under our Constitutional separation of powers, the Executive Branch has the sole power to enforce our laws. A member of Congress has NO power to demand that the Justice Department do anything.--no right to "demand" a response to an unconstitutional request.
This is a power grab, pure and simple. It is amazing how many in Congress (Imperial Congress?) have gotten the idea that there are no Constitutional limits on Congressional power (FALSE). Has Barack Obama been asked whether he approves of this partisan effort to "bring us together" (yes, sarcasm)?