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Blitzburgh 06-27-2007 08:49 PM

White House, Cheney's Office Subpoenaed
 
EXCELLENT! ..... Let the blood letting begin. It will be fun watching to watch all the legal wrangling and squirming by the White House trying to get out of this one. Now let's hope the the Dems have the kahuna's to follow through on nailing these corrupt bastages until they're convicted. I hope they bring down this entire corrupt and deciptful GOP administration. Let it be a lesson to our country ..... "reap what you sew" These nimrods should have never been trusted to lead our country to begin with. The only good to come out of this administration is that Bush broke the GOP ticket for the next 20 years. Thanks to him, nobody trusts 'em or respect 'em as leaders. :cheers:



By LAURIE KELLMAN
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's office Wednesday for documents relating to President Bush's warrantless eavesdropping program.

Also named in subpoenas signed by committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D- Vt., were the Justice Department and the National Security Council. The four parties have until July 18 to comply, according to a statement by Leahy's office.

The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal disputes within the administration over the legality of the program.

"Our attempts to obtain information through testimony of administration witnesses have been met with a consistent pattern of evasion and misdirection," Leahy said in his cover letters for the subpoenas. "There is no legitimate argument for withholding the requested materials from this committee."

Echoing its response to previous congressional subpoenas to former administration officials Harriet Miers and Sara Taylor, the White House gave no indication that it would comply.

"We're aware of the committee's action and will respond appropriately," White House spokesman Tony Fratto said. "It's unfortunate that congressional Democrats continue to choose the route of confrontation."

The showdown between the White House and Congress could land in federal court.

Leahy's committee and its counterpart in the House have issued the subpoenas as part of a sweeping look at how much influence the White House exerts over the Justice Department and its chief, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

The probe, in its sixth month, began with an investigation into whether administration officials ordered the firings of eight federal prosecutors, for political reasons. The House and Senate Judiciary committees previously had subpoenaed Miers, one-time legal counsel, and Taylor, a former political director, in that probe.

But with senators of both parties already concerned about the constitutionality of the administration's efforts to root out terrorism suspects in the United States, the committee shifted to the broader question of Gonzales' stewardship of Justice and, in particular, his willingness to permit the wiretapping program.

Piquing the committee's interest was vivid testimony last month by former Deputy Attorney General James Comey about the extent of the White House's effort to override the Justice Department's objections to the program in 2004.

Comey told the Judiciary Committee that Gonzales, then-White House counsel, tried to get Attorney General John Ashcroft to reverse course and recertify the program. At the time, Ashcroft lay in intensive care, recovering form gall bladder surgery.

Ashcroft refused, as did Comey, to whom Ashcroft had temporarily shifted the power of his office during his illness.

The White House recertified the program unilaterally. Ashcroft, Comey, FBI Director Robert Mueller and their staffs prepared to resign. Bush ultimately relented and made changes to the classified program that the Justice officials had demanded, and the agency eventually recertified it.

The fight was one of the most bitter disputes of the Bush presidency and questions remain over whether the program tramples people's civil rights. The administration says the program is crucial to preventing more terrorist attacks.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1

Stlrs4Life 06-27-2007 09:58 PM

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Now Blitz, you know they will not believe this, they will just discredit the source. It has to come from a more credible source like Limbaugh.

SteelCityMan786 06-27-2007 10:30 PM

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I believe NOTHING of that site or what it has written. I think it's just another version of the onion.

Chronicgaming 06-27-2007 10:50 PM

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Sadly, this has been reported by other sources as well...

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...ack=crosspromo
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062701456.html

No real surprises though, we've known about the wiretapping since 2005. I'm definitely not happy about it (the wiretapping), but who knows if the administration will hand over the requested documents.

SteelCityMan786 06-27-2007 10:57 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chronicgaming (Post 260748)
Sadly, this has been reported by other sources as well...

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...ack=crosspromo
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...062701456.html

No real surprises though, we've known about the wiretapping since 2005. I'm definitely not happy about it (the wiretapping), but who knows if the administration will hand over the requested documents.

Ok now let this be a lesson,

Unless the source is credible, people more then likely won't believe it.

tony hipchest 06-27-2007 11:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelCityMan786 (Post 260752)
Ok now let this be a lesson,

.

:rolleyes: thats ok. i'll get my "lessons" from more "credible sources".

:toofunny: -( and this marks post #12,901)

Cape Cod Steel Head 06-28-2007 01:30 AM

Re: White House, Cheney's Office Subpoenaed
 
Don't you know that Dick Cheney is above the law? Hell, according to him he's not even part of the executive branch of the government.

stlrtruck 06-28-2007 09:58 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Blitzburgh (Post 260695)
EXCELLENT! ..... Let the blood letting begin. It will be fun watching to watch all the legal wrangling and squirming by the White House trying to get out of this one. Now let's hope the the Dems have the kahuna's to follow through on nailing these corrupt bastages until they're convicted. I hope they bring down this entire corrupt and deciptful GOP administration. Let it be a lesson to our country ..... "reap what you sew" These nimrods should have never been trusted to lead our country to begin with. The only good to come out of this administration is that Bush broke the GOP ticket for the next 20 years. Thanks to him, nobody trusts 'em or respect 'em as leaders. :cheers:

I've grown to learn that it doesn't matter what affiliation a politician is associated with they all LIE and CHEAT to the general public of the United States and yet the people that should do something sit idly by and take payoffs as a means to keep quiet.

While all in the process the AMERICAN PEOPLE GET SCREWED!!!!

IMHO, the only thing that Bush may be guilty of is keep with the status quo that Clinton started :toofunny:

SteelCityMan786 06-28-2007 10:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by stlrtruck (Post 260811)
I've grown to learn that it doesn't matter what affiliation a politician is associated with they all LIE and CHEAT to the general public of the United States and yet the people that should do something sit idly by and take payoffs as a means to keep quiet.

While all in the process the AMERICAN PEOPLE GET SCREWED!!!!

IMHO, the only thing that Bush may be guilty of is keep with the status quo that Clinton started :toofunny:

That's for sure.

There are only a SELECT few politicians I can probably trust. A select group of Republicans and maybe 1 democrat(Barack Obama)

That is just the case with Bush. I had high hopes for him, and thought that he was going to get us back on track after Clinton put us into further hell. Even though I'd rather him over to Gore and Kerry any day. If they were president, Taxes would be a lot higher. I'd like to once I start paying taxes to have to spend for myself and not be giving it all to the government.

Mosca 06-28-2007 11:04 AM

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In 2000, I voted for Bush over Gore, with reservations. But I really wanted to believe his message of bipartisanship and healing. In retrospect he lied; his administration has produced the most bitter division in government and among the citizenry that I have seen in my life.

In my opinion Clinton's scandals, both personal and political, are small potatoes next to the blatant power grab and attempt to usurp the Constitution that has been engineered by those around Bush. Those currently in power used a national crisis to try and subtly change the course of our government, to try to set in motion a sea change that would have limited freedom, both socially and economically, for all future Americans.

There's nothing wrong with a strong executive branch, but there is something VERY wrong with an imperial executive branch. We need a government, not a big brother.


Tom


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