The Senate Rules Committee has authorized that two subpoenas be issued—one, to obtain more documents from the California National Guard, and another for an as yet-unnamed person to testify. State Senator Joe Dunn is investigating whether the Guard has established a special unit to conduct what amounts to domestic spying.
“If they do not give us all the documents, we will have these subpoenas served upon the Guard. Hopefully we don’t have to get to that point and they produce everything.”
Dunn raised concerns about the National Guard after a newspaper report last month that alleged Guard officials had conducted surveillance of a Mother’s Day anti-war Rally at the State Capitol.
Guard officials said the news coverage of the event was all that was of interest and has denied the spying allegations. The Governor’s office has issued a letter to Senator Dunn saying the Administration will cooperate with his investigation.