CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee asked the attorney general Friday to appoint a special counsel to investigate the jamming of get-out-the-vote phone lines in New Hampshire in 2002.
U-S Representative John Conyers of Michigan says an independent counsel is necessary to investigate whether any White House officials were involved. Though several players have been prosecuted, Conyers say more must be done.
Repeated hang-up calls jammed phone lines set up by the state Democratic Party on Election Day 2002, when Republican John Sununu won a hotly contested U-S Senate race against Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
The plot led to four criminal prosecutions, a civil lawsuit and a recent flurry of political attacks.