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bunny planet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-11-07 04:59 PM
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15. according to talkingpointsmemo.com Bush cannot legally instruct Miers to
Edited on Wed Jul-11-07 05:21 PM by bunny planet
not appear when called to do so by a subpoena.

snip...
Invoking a privilege is one thing, but telling a person not to show up in response to a subpoena -- if only to actually invoke the privilege -- is quite another. It's not just worse, it's a felony under federal criminal law. See for yourself.
18 U.S.C. Sec. 1505 : ... Whoever corruptly ... influences, obstructs, or impedes ... the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress ... shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than five years....or both

18 U.S.C. Sec. 1515(b): As used in section 1505, the term "corruptly" means acting with an improper purpose, personally or by influencing another, including....withholding, concealing....information...

www.talkingpointsmemo.com


and here's more about this at daily kos
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/11/15343/4452
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