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Miers May Face Contempt Charges for Ignoring Congressional Subpoena


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: contempt, US Congress, Congress, Harriet Miers, subpoena, Gonzales )

RC
- 4328 days ago - cnn.com
Will this fly? Does Congress have the law on its side and the cojones to push this? We shall see....



   

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Yvonne White (229)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 3:01 pm
The whole Administration should be facing Contempt charges!:(
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 3:02 pm
Wow, let's hope the old scheiss hits the old fan on THIS one!
This COULD be THE confrontation. Leading eventually to IMPEACHMENT proceedings!
ENCOURAGE ALL YOUR CONGRESSCRITTERS TO SHOW SOME BACKBONE!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 3:17 pm
One word come to my mind...IMPEACHMENT!!!!!
 

O O O (143)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 3:54 pm
Partasan confrontation:Yes,this is what both sides are doing,and should not,but with Bush acting as he is,this is the reason yes,yes action is nessary. Immunity:As noted,it is not clear cut as to if a pres can do this,though a reading oc Cositions seems to imply it covers the Pres. alone,though i've not gone back to read it in quite awhile & have no current copy of it,perhaps an e-mail if 1 of you has it. Impeach:Ther is now less time to do this,than he will be in office,& after the last time,most will not want to risk doing it regardless,especialy near an election cycle. The Hows& whys our countriu operates as does not belong in the open as it would be in this type proceeding either,so impeachment is a dead issue,it is not going to happen,nor,in only some ways,should it. The Impeachment process itself is in need of change.
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 5:09 pm
"Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) says the contempt citation would fail evidentiary standards in court."
How does he figure?! The standard is, you get served with the subpoena, you show up for the hearing, and if you don't, that's contempt of Congress. It's just like any other subpoena! They've only got a few million witnesses that the woman wasn't there! Ohhhhh.....*sigh*.
This whole thing (and I mean the administration) just keeps getting uglier and uglier. I think I'm getting nostalgic for Richard Nixon.
"The president ordered her not to show up." Well, isn't THAT special? It will be interesting to see if Harriet Miers will fall on the sword for George and keep on being a Good German who was Just Following Orders.
 

James M (190)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 5:09 pm
They'll weasel out of this one like they've weaseled out of every scandal and illegal action so far. Sorry, but I guess I'm not expecting much from our spineless congress.
 

Mary P (177)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 5:34 pm
I think the whole barrel has gone off.... time to ditch them all out and begin anew.
 

Martin K (80)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:03 pm
You have the blatant evidence of trators to the Constitution, their names are Bush , Cheney , Pearle , Wolfowitz, Lieberman, Freith, Kissenger, the ILLEGAL FEDERAL Bank, and a raft of others. IMPEACH BUSH and CHENEY or are you afraid of ending up like M.L.K, JFK,ROBERT and JFK Jr., The Republican House and Senate (minus 11 members)are Greedy warmongering Fascists. The DEMOCRATS seem to be unwilling to protect this country from the Zionists and ALL this countries SECRET SOCIETIyY ass....ooos. Do your jobs or leave office cause WE the PEOPLE will fight for our REPUBLIC not your NEW World Order.
 

(1)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 6:57 pm
UnAmerican I say What country did the Bush's come from :)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 8:18 pm
Noted, I think our Congress are all from another planet...like maybe "The Twilight Zone"
 

Jennie B (14)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 8:48 pm
It's time for Congress to tell people like Harriet Miers that her attempt to avoid having to answer are not acceptable-period!!!!! And that goes for that other woman who wasn't even working for the administration any more...since when does a sitting president threaten a citizen not to speak or answer questions before Congress. This is just WRONG. They should not get away w/it. Period! Noted.
 

Bobbie W (113)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:13 pm
Noted-thank you!
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 9:43 pm
All part of the NeoCON/Bu$h PNAC Plan ...

www.crisispapers.org/essays6w/PNAC.htm

Just in case some think all Americans are naïve - unaware of the results their actions - read, for example, Ralph Peter's article, Constant Conflict in the 1997 US Army War College Quarterly.

“There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive.

The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.

We are building an information-based military to do that killing. . . . . ”

The pathological problem with the neoconservatives is that they are myopic - unwilling to see, or hear criticism of, what conflicts with their ambition. They do not care how many people are killed. Morality does not exist in their corporate quest.

---


READ THAT AGAIN ...


THERE WILL BE NO PEACE ....


Bu$h and PNAC = perpetual war and endless $$$ for Bu$h's war toys to line the pockets of his cronies/defense contractors!
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 10:53 pm
Noted..but who do these politicians believe they are working for? Evidently Bu$h & Cheney.
Whrer ae our tax dollars going? To pay for the politicians attorneys.
Excuse me...but:
"If the House Judiciary Committee wants to avoid confrontation, it should withdraw its subpoenas," said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. "The committee is rejecting accommodation because they prefer just the kind of political spectacle they're engaged in now."

Spectacle? Spectacle?
Again..who do they think they are talking to...idiots? WE ahve the right to answers whether they want to give them or not. Who is forcing these people to step up and be accountable? Eveidently..nobody.


 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 10:53 pm
Noted..but who do these politicians believe they are working for? Evidently Bu$h & Cheney.
Whrer ae our tax dollars going? To pay for the politicians attorneys.
Excuse me...but:
"If the House Judiciary Committee wants to avoid confrontation, it should withdraw its subpoenas," said White House spokesman Tony Fratto. "The committee is rejecting accommodation because they prefer just the kind of political spectacle they're engaged in now."

Spectacle? Spectacle?
Again..who do they think they are talking to...idiots? WE ahve the right to answers whether they want to give them or not. Who is forcing these people to step up and be accountable? Eveidently..nobody.


 

Denice G (45)
Thursday July 12, 2007, 11:11 pm
Noted and disgusted, again.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2007, 3:51 am
Noted and thank you !
 

Stephen Hannon (203)
Friday July 13, 2007, 6:55 am
I have a word for Miers, but I can't use it here.
 

Susan F (116)
Friday July 13, 2007, 7:49 am
To think we pay their salaries......its time to send a clear message to all elected officials that their jobs will
be on the line if they don't bring "W" to heel. This egomainiac is making a mockery of the Presidential office,
and all it stands for. His approval ratings are at an all time low, everyday more people are becoming discouraged and disgusted with this misfit, so why are our Congressman and Sentators dragging
their heels on IMPEACHMENT?? We sent our elected officials to Washington with spines intact-its
about time they started using them!
 

Monica Rega (96)
Friday July 13, 2007, 10:23 am
Bush needs to be stripped of his title and all of his cronies need to be Subpoenaed and brought to trial with people he has NO influence or Connection to!
 

Mary H (47)
Friday July 13, 2007, 1:02 pm
Impeachment -- presidents have been impeached for less
 

Kari D (192)
Friday July 13, 2007, 3:19 pm
The whole Administration should be Impeached
 

Merry L (74)
Sunday July 15, 2007, 2:46 pm
As we all know-he'll "forgive" her also!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 19, 2007, 10:18 am
If our government actually does something about this administration run wild and holds Miers in contempt and Bush also for blocking an investigation ,,I would faint .
I don't see anything but more smoke and mirrors going on in this government lately.
Getting your hopes up that something will be done about Bush and Cheney's lawless rule over our country is not going to work .
The people need to do more to make any changes happen starting with emptying out the congress and Senate and packing up Bush and Cheney and showing them the door .
This is not the kind of government our forefathers imagined running our country in fact it is the kind of government they wanted to safegaurd the people from .
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 4:11 pm
Going Old School Law professor Frank Askin has more on the history of Congress' inherent power to enforce its own contempt citations.
 
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