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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 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.

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...

and here's more about this at daily kos
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  -Contempt of Congress for Harriet Miers? Text of Conyers letter to Miers' attorney. swag  Jul-11-07 03:25 PM   #0 
  - Miers likes accessories--handcuffs wouldn't be overdoing it.  blondeatlast   Jul-11-07 03:29 PM   #1 
  - About 6 and a half years in, why?  aquart   Jul-11-07 04:13 PM   #9 
     - Good point. nt  blondeatlast   Jul-12-07 01:08 PM   #19 
  - Can't they charge Bush too?  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-11-07 03:31 PM   #2 
  - That's what I'm thinking--and the conspiracy is what brought Nixon down. nt  blondeatlast   Jul-11-07 03:33 PM   #3 
  - according to Bush cannot legally instruct Miers to  bunny planet   Jul-11-07 04:59 PM   #15 
     - By that line of reasoning,  Star80   Jul-11-07 06:03 PM   #17 
  - Conyers should be leading the House.  partylessinOhio   Jul-11-07 03:33 PM   #4 
  - I'll give you an Amen on that statement n/t  vanboggie   Jul-11-07 03:51 PM   #8 
  - And this lady was almost a Supreme Court justice?!?  TexasLawyer   Jul-11-07 03:35 PM   #5 
  - She would make Clarence Thomas look postively stellar.  swag   Jul-11-07 03:44 PM   #7 
  - Not even close. n/t  hootinholler   Jul-11-07 04:17 PM   #11 
  - Thank You John Conyers..No Guts No Glory..  Blaze Diem   Jul-11-07 03:36 PM   #6 
  - mr. bu$h* must have watched sara today and knew harriet would crack.  spanone   Jul-11-07 04:15 PM   #10 
  - Subpoena her boss too!  Swamp Rat   Jul-11-07 04:19 PM   #12 
  - TPM is saying Bush is committing a felony  Oreo   Jul-11-07 04:21 PM   #13 
  - Sounds perfect, except for the "executive privilege" argument..  Blaze Diem   Jul-11-07 04:28 PM   #14 
  - E-mail this to the White House over and over...  NotGonnaTakeIt   Jul-12-07 01:01 PM   #18 
  - Here is some very interesting information on Inherent Contempt and  Spazito   Jul-11-07 05:02 PM   #16 

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