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Dennis Kucinich issues impeachment article

Dennis Kucinich issues impeachment article

Nick Juliano
July 10, 2008

Concerned that the 35 articles of impeachment he introduced a month ago might be too much for members of the House Judiciary Committee to handle all at once, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) simplified things Thursday.

The former Democratic presidential candidate introduced a single article to impeach President Bush, accusing him of deceiving Congress to convince lawmakers to authorize his invasion of Iraq more than five years ago.

“Yesterday in the House, we had a moment of silence for the troops,” Kucinich said during a Capitol Hill press conference. “Today it is time to speak out on behalf of those troops who will be in Iraq for at least another year, courageously representing our nation while their Commander-in-Chief sent them on a mission that was based on falsehoods about the threat of WMDs from Iraq.”

Kucinich spoke outside a House office building with the Capitol dome gleaming behind him as he distributed to news organizations, including RAW STORY, the text of his impeachment article. Its title: “Deceiving Congress with Fabricated Threats of Iraq WMDs to Fraudulently Obtain Support for an Authorization of the Use of Military Force Against Iraq.”

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John Conyers Stalling on impeachment

Pelosi: House Judiciary Committee May Hold Impeachment Hearings
http://www.huffingtonpost.com..si-house-judiciary-co_n_111976.html

Atheist soldier sues Pentagon
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2..n/UPI-43971215607520/

Senate OKs Petreaus Promotion
http://news.yahoo.com/s..wprogFNBR433dO4YTOMwfIE

U.S. Killed 47 Afghan Civilians
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7501538.stm

250 Afghan civilians killed in 6 days
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7498041.stm

 



Rove refuses subpoena, leaves country

Rove refuses subpoena, leaves country

Nick Juliano
Raw Story
July 10, 2008

Update: Conyers gives Rove 5 days to comply before pursuing ’all available options’

Former White House adviser Karl Rove has ignored a subpoena from congressional Democrats to testify about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department and his alleged role in the prosecution of a former governor of Alabama.

A House subcommittee voted 7-1 Thursday to reject Rove’s claim that executive privilege freed him from an obligation to testify, leaving open the possibility the Republican political guru will be held in contempt.

During the hearing, Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT) revealed that Rove was out of the country. According to the liberal blog ThinkProgress, Rove’s lawyer’s confirmed that Rove was out of the country on a trip scheduled long before the subpoena was sent.

Karl Rove failed to appear before the House Judiciary subcommittee. His lawyer revealed that he was out of the country.

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Waxman threatens Mukasey with contempt unless he gets FBI’s Cheney transcripts
http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Wax..ontempt_unless_0708.html

Pelosi Opposing Contempt for Rove
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/07/09/pelosi-opposing-contempt-for-rove/

 



Pelosi Opposing Contempt for Rove

Pelosi Opposing Contempt for Rove

After Downing Street
July 7, 2008

I have firm confirmation that Nancy Pelosi is urging the Judiciary committee NOT to go forward with contempt against Rove.

Congressman John Conyers and the Judiciary staff are battling for it but this has become an infight among dems.

Time to burn up the phone lines.

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House Judiciary Panel Threatens Rove With Contempt

Think Progress
July 3, 2008

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee received a letter from Karl Rove’s attorney Robert Luskin, stating that his client refuses to testify before a House subcommittee, despite a congressional subpoena. He reiterated his offer to have Rove appear for an off-the-record interview, not under oath, about the prosecution of formerly Alabama governor Don Siegelman only. In a response to Luskin, Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and Linda Sanchez (D-CA) reject the offer:

We want to make clear that the Subcommittee will convene as scheduled and expects Mr. Rove to appear, and that a refusal to appear in violation of the subpoena could subject Mr. Rove to contempt proceedings, including statutory contempt under federal law and proceedings under the inherent contempt authority of the House of Representatives.

Your letter states that Mr. Rove will not attend the hearing because he is “obligated” to disregard the subpoena as a result of the White House’s claim of immunity for former advisors. In fact, precisely the opposite is true. As a private party, Mr. Rove is “obligated” to comply with the subpoena issued to him and, at the very least, appear at the July 10 hearing.

In addition to the Siegelman matter, the committee has also asked Rove to testify on the politicization of the Justice Department, including the U.S. attorney scandal.

 



The 9/11 Chronicles – Truth Rising (FULL)

The 9/11 Chronicles – Truth Rising (FULL)

 



John Yoo Refuses To Say Bush Can’t Bury Detainees Alive

John Yoo Refuses to Answer if Bush Can Order a Detainee Buried Alive

 

John Yoo Says President Bush Can Legally Torture Children

Top Bush official: ’No American should think we’re free’
http://www.latimes.com/news/natio..inee27-2008jun27,0,2790643.story

 



McClellan Will Testify Before House

McClellan Will Testify Before House

AP
June 10, 2008

President Bush’s former spokesman, Scott McClellan, will testify before a House committee next week about whether Vice President Dick Cheney ordered him to make misleading public statements about the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity.

McClellan will testify publicly and under oath before the House Judiciary Committee on June 20 about the White House’s role in the leak and its response, his attorneys, Michael and Jane Tigar, said on Monday.

In his new book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” McClellan said he was misled by others, possibly including Cheney, about the role of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby in the leak. McClellan has said publicly that Bush and Cheney “directed me to go out there and exonerate Scooter Libby.”

The statements prompted House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., to invite McClellan to the hearing “concerning reported attempts to cover up the involvement of White House officials in the leak of” Plame’s identity.

Plame’s CIA identity was leaked to the news media by several top Bush administration officials in 2003, including Libby and former top White House political adviser Karl Rove. Last July, Bush commuted Libby’s 2 1/2-year sentence, sparing him from serving any prison time after being convicted of perjury, obstructing justice and lying to the FBI.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., also is seeking more FBI documents about the leak in part because of McClellan’s description of the way he was instructed to respond to questions on the matter.

At Libby’s trial, witnesses testified that Cheney, Libby and other Bush administration officials mounted a campaign to counter criticism of the Iraq war by Plame’s husband, Joseph Wilson. Cheney’s spokeswoman, Cathie Martin, testified that Cheney personally wrote out statements and talking points for Libby and other aides to give to reporters to rebut Wilson’s allegations.

 

McClellin: Bush Admits Authorizing Plame Leak

Democracy Now
May 30, 2008

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan took to the airwaves Thursday to explain his speaking out on his former bosses in the Bush administration. In a new memoir, McClellan accuses the administration of deliberately manipulating the public to wage the war on Iraq. McClellan also criticizes his former bosses for the handling of Hurricane Katrina and the CIA leak case. Appearing on the Today Show, McClellan said he had mistakenly allowed his personal admiration for President Bush to overshadow concerns about the deceptive rush to war in Iraq.

Scott McClellan: “I felt like we were rushing into this, but because of my position and my affection for the President and my belief and trust in he and his advisers, I gave them the benefit of the doubt. And looking back on it and reflecting on it now, I don’t think I should have.”

McClellan went on to say President Bush had personally told him he authorized the leak of former CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity. McClellan says he asked President Bush aboard Air Force One if he was the one who approved outing Plame to the media. McClellan says Bush replied, “Yes, I was.”

 



Bush: Iran Wants Nuclear Weapons To Destroy People

White House back pedals on Bush comments on Iran bomb

AFP
March 22, 2008

The White House on Friday sought to back pedal on comments by President George W. Bush accusing Iran of having said it was seeking a nuclear bomb.

The Islamic regime has always denied in recent years trying to arm itself with an atomic bomb, saying its nuclear program was a peaceful, civilian effort to meet its electricity needs.

But Bush in an interview with a US-controlled Farsi-language radio station said Iran has declared it wants nuclear weapons “to destroy people.”

Bush told Radio Farda, which broadcasts from Europe to Iran, that he supported Iran developing a civilian nuclear power program.

“It’s in their right to have it,” Bush said, according to a White House transcript of the interview made on Wednesday.

“The problem is the government cannot be trusted to enrich uranium because one, they’ve hidden programs in the past and they may be hiding one now, who knows; and secondly, they’ve declared they want to have a nuclear weapon to destroy people — some in the Middle East.”

The White House on Friday sought to downplay the remarks, saying Bush was merely speaking in shorthand.

“The president shorthanded his answer with regard to Iran’s previously secret nuclear weapons program and their current enrichment and ballistic missile testing,” said national security spokesman Gordon Johndroe.

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Petraeus: Iran backs Iraqi insurgents

Press TV
March 20, 2008

The top US commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, has accused Iran and Syria of supporting insurgents and foreign fighters in Iraq.

“We are concerned very much about the lethal accelerants, as they are called, that do come from Iran,” he said in Baghdad on Wednesday.

“And the same way we do about what comes through Syria.” CNN quoted Petraeus as saying.

The general’s comments on Iran comes just one day after Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, in a press conference in Jordan accused Iran of training Iraqi extremists in Iran and sending them back to Iraq.

McCain also expressed concern about a large cache of explosives found in Iraq and hinted that they may have been sent from Iran.

Iran strongly denies any meddling in Iraq’s internal affairs and has voiced its support for establishing peace and security in its neighboring country.

Bush Insists Iran is a Threat, Experts Say President is Escalating Tensions
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23394349-5005961,00.html

Arab media warns Bush wants Iran war
http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=48607&sectionid=351020205

Netanyahu: Remove Iran threat
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=48655&sectionid=351020101

Dick Cheney tour sparks Iran war rumors
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news..3/21/wiran121.xml

Conyers: “If Bush Goes to Iran, He Should Be Impeached”
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/80085/more

Russian FM warns military action on Iran ’disastrous’
http://www.spacewar.com/2006/080320201903.c1h1gfa8.html

Israel Raises The Ante Against Iran
http://www.rense.com/general81/again.htm

US slams Iran electoral process
http://www.news.com.au/heral..1985,23394349-5005961,00.html

McCain: It’s “Common Knowledge” That Iran Is Training Al Qaeda
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/..an-is-training-al-qaeda/