House committee says it will investigate 2002 N.H. phone jamming

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The House Judiciary Committee says it will investigate a GOP phone jamming scheme that tied up get-out-the-vote calls on Election Day in New Hampshire in 2002.

Even though the incident led to several convictions, Committee Chairman John Conyers Junior says serious questions have been raised by members of Congress and the press about the Justice Department’s handling of the matter and whether politics has improperly influenced the investigation.

Conyers first wrote about the case to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in May 2006, asking for an independent special counsel to investigate it. The request was denied.

Committee members are requesting answers about the cases by October 19th.

Last month, New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes asked for a congressional investigation into the phone jamming scheme.

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