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Tuesday, August 15, 2006


EXCLUSIVE: Bush Admin May Have Violated 26 Statutes, Dems Say
By Justin Rood - July 31, 2006, 1:53 PM

The Bush administration may have broken over two dozen federal laws and regulations -- some of them multiple times -- according to an unreleased report from the House Judiciary Committee Democrats.

"The misconduct I have found is not only serious, but widespread," reads a draft summary of the report by Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI):

The laws implicated by the Administration’s actions include federal laws against making false statements to congress [sic]; federal laws and international treaties prohibiting torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; federal laws concerning retaliating against witnesses and other government employees; Executive Orders concerning leaking and other misuse of intelligence; federal regulations and ethical requirements governing conflicts of interest; the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; communications privacy laws; the National Security Act; and the Fourth Amendment.

The document, an update to the Democrats' December 2005 report, "A Constitution in Crisis," will be released later this week, according to knowledgeable sources. It is several hundred pages long, with over a thousand footnotes.

In earlier days such a report would be easily ignored. But with the looming possibility of Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives in November, Conyers' charges pose a potentially serious threat to the Bush administration. After all, it takes only a simple majority vote in the House to impeach a sitting president.

On their face, the laundry list of alleged wrongs form a natural basis for impeachment proceedings -- but Conyers has insisted he has no intention of rushing to impeach. No, a slow walk to possible impeachment (preferably down a path that includes months of hearings) is more what the would-be chairman envisions, he has said.

My call to the White House was not immediately returned.Permalink TOPICS: George Bush
Ofcourse not. Do you really think the White House wants to discuss impeachments?


  • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006 6:29:00 AM , Blogger salim said...

    Hello, wlcome to my blog

  • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006 9:32:00 AM , Blogger billie said...

    impeachment won't happen. it just won't. it is a sad state of affairs but that is reality. the repubs currently hold congress and even if the dems take over in november- there won't be impeachment proceedings. they don't have the cojones.

  • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006 11:46:00 AM , Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

    i sorta agree with betmo...lack of balls is a serious problem with the dems...but i dont trust the bush or his buddies not to exucute a series of mystertious death's to certain dems..ha

  • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006 3:34:00 PM , Blogger Ingrid said...

    I think the democrats will fear reprisal from the American people. Too many cannot fathom that 'their side' can be so wrong as to be held accountable. In this culture (sorry) the bad guys wear black, and they either look black, or speak with a funny foreign accent (just check my file hehe)..somehow the emotional morality play works a whole lot better to try to impeach...let's hope that Bush will slip and have an elicit affair or something..preferably a dress with a stain..that'll get everybody going!

  • At Tuesday, August 15, 2006 7:42:00 PM , Blogger Jessie Speer said...

    Wow. Wonderful. I've been waiting for somebody to have the guts to do this. Indri has a good point, however, that the Dems may be too afraid to ruin their reputations by taking this all the way. Unfortunately people tend to condemn lasciviousness more than murder. But it looks as though Conyers is serious... perhaps some of our politicians are finally developing a backbone.

  • At Thursday, August 17, 2006 2:49:00 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

    Welcome, Salim. I checked out your blog. Very thought provoking. Do continue to visit us. You won't find the small minded haters here. Even when our friends do not fully agree, they are civilized about disagreement.


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