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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 600

To authorize document production and testimony by, and representation of, the Select Committee on Intelligence.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 28, 2010

Mr. Reid (for himself and Mr. McConnell) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

To authorize document production and testimony by, and representation of, the Select Committee on Intelligence.

Whereas, the United States Department of Justice has requested that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence provide it with documents in connection with a pending investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified national security information;

Whereas, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 704(a)(2) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, 2 U.S.C. §§ 288b(a) and 288c(a)(2), the Senate may direct its counsel to represent former or current employees of the Senate with respect to any subpoena, order, or request for testimony relating to their official responsibilities;

Whereas, by the privileges of the Senate of the United States and Rule XI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, no evidence under the control or in the possession of the Senate may, by the judicial or administrative process, be taken from such control or possession but by permission of the Senate;

Whereas, when it appears that evidence under the control or in the possession of the Senate may promote the administration of justice, the Senate will take such action as will promote the ends of justice consistent with the privileges of the Senate: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, acting jointly, are authorized to provide to the United States Department of Justice, under appropriate security procedures, copies of Committee documents sought in connection with a pending investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of classified national security information, and former and current employees of the Committee are authorized to testify in proceedings arising out of that investigation, except concerning matters for which a privilege should be asserted.

Sec. 2. The Senate Legal Counsel is authorized to represent the Select Committee on Intelligence, and any former or current employee of the Committee from whom testimony may be required, in connection with the testimony and document production authorized in section one of this resolution.