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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:05 AM
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GAME ON!! (Conyers Ready To BRING IT?!?)
Ok, we've all been very, very frustrated over the pace of things, but I think we're about to see some serious shit going down. I think Conyers is ready to throw down, for real. Inherent contempt maybe? :shrug:

Conyers: This Means War
By Paul Kiel - June 28, 2007, 10:20 AM
A statement just out from House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI):

"The President's response to our subpoena shows an appalling disregard for the right of the people to know what is going on in their government. The executive privilege assertion is unprecedented in its breadth and scope, and even includes documents that the Adminstration previously offered to provide as part of their 'take it or leave it' proposal. This response indicates the reckless disrepect this Administration has for the rule of law. The charges alleged in this investigation are serious - including obstruction of justice and misleading Congress - and the White House should be as committed to this investigation as the Congress. At this point, I see only one choice in moving forward, and that is to enforce the rule of law set forth in these subpoenas."

Update: And this just in from Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA), the chairwoman of the subcommittee that's led the House's investigation:

"It's tough to get lectured on the Constitution from the same Administration that said the Vice President is his own branch of government. The fact is that the Bush Administration, which has publicly declared its commitment to getting the truth on this issue, has stonewalled from the beginning. Mr. Fielding should understand two things: that nobody in their right mind would accept a White House offer that would condone perjury, and that saying 'take-it-or-leave-it' for months is not actually negotiation."

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/003551.php
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:08 AM
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1. Man, I wish I was there! I'd hold Conyers coat while he soiled his knuckles
...on the faces of Bush and Cheney!!!

I have a feeling this is going to get good! I'd be eating popcorn right now if only I ate popcorn...
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jollyreaper2112 Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 02:58 PM
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28. that's all?
While you're at it, hold my coat, too. I'm joining Conyers with my Docs. :)
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:08 AM
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2. Blah blah blah
Seeing is believing folks. I won't believe anything until it actually happens. But Conyers is likely a man who can make it happen.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:11 AM
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3. Unless Pelosi tells him not to
Has Nancy or Harry stepped up to a mic anywhere yet?
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:14 AM
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6. Harry is busy in the Senate pushing the immigration bill. nt
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:13 AM
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4. So why say blah, blah,blah? You sound mightily confused.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:26 AM
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14. Because once again, seeing is believing
And I won't believe anything will ever come out of this. I think Conyers could make it happen, but that does not equate with will make it happen. And fyi, I reside in the state of confusion and have for many years. That and the state of intoxication.
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indie_voter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:27 AM
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15. That is how I feel too. Won't believe until it happens. n/t
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:14 AM
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5. can we storm the WH now????
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:15 AM
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7. ......
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:15 AM
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8. C'mon
Smirk will sue, it will get sent to SCOTUS on a fast track, and guess what will happen then.

Mein volken, Wir in 1936 Deutchland wohnen.
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Danieljay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:21 AM
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11. You are exactly right. SCOTUS will side with Bush. We lose again. n/t
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:48 AM
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20. Depends on which path of Contempt charges they go down...
Inherent Contempt is unimpeachable by the Supremes. They may as well rule Congress has no authority to legislate. Congress can literally imprison them until the end of this Congress.

Statutory Contempt is another matter.

-Hoot
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 12:46 PM
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24. We still have to try. n/t
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:16 AM
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9. Too bad they will get a pass from SCOTUS
Edited on Thu Jun-28-07 10:17 AM by Jacobin
But the motions must be gone through, so our grandchildren don't completely throw up when reading about this period of history.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:17 AM
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10. Pile of republican poop
Do you believe that this bunch of republican poop spreaders are mostly the same ones who ran after President Clinton 24/7 trying to find "something" on him anything anything? Is this the same bunch of republicans who investigated --- the Clinton's Christmas Card List, Boots the Cat's Fan Club, visitors to the Lincoln Bedroom?

And the same Losthissences from WI, who shut off the mike and turned off the lights on the democrats meetings, who yelled and screamed for Clinton to be subpoenaed subpoenaed subpoenaed now wants to cut off the subpoenas from the white house. Subpoenas that would give this congress to some of the most crooked and corrupt actions this country has ever seen.

Golly it was much more important to see who Hillary and Bill Clinton sent Christmas Cards to, then to see who bush and cheney gave no bid contracts and funneled our tax money to, wasn't it.

How in the hell can bush claim executive privilege for that when president Clinton could not claim executive privilege for anything and was even made to testify under oath. While these two crooks hide again. By the way did you know the HID DURING THE VIET NAM WAR.

And by the way I know bush and cheney never read their emails sent by the public but if anybody even reads the one I sent, I will be looking for HS to be knocking on my door. I did not threaten I just told them what they were crooks and treasons.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:25 AM
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12. Ready when you are, Mr. Conyers. FILE THE CHARGES OF CONTEMPT
Let's do this thing.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:27 AM
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16. Yep, time to put up or shut up.
Are we a nation of laws or not? Do we still have a monarchy ruling us or not? Time to find out and "let the bodies hit the floor"
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:26 AM
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13. The BushCo has demonstrated OBSTINANCE... stonewalling/ delays/etc
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:29 AM
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17. Jonathan Turley told Keith Olbermann last night that Impeachment is the only option if the
Edited on Thu Jun-28-07 10:30 AM by OmmmSweetOmmm
the Democrats don't want this stuck in the courts. A crime was committed.
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old guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 12:05 PM
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21. I agree with Turley on this.
As I said in another thread. The WH wants this in the courts where they have friends.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 12:26 PM
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22. And why should any of the Democrats be interested in the WH wants? They should want
Justice to be served. Period.
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old guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 12:40 PM
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23. You are correct
All I'm saying is thats where the WH wants to go. I agree we should go there if thats what it takes win or lose.
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:41 AM
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18. YES!!! ENFORCE THE RULE OF LAW AGAINST THESE THUGS!!!
This is encouraging! VERY ENCOURAGING!!!

GO! CONYERS! GO!!!! :applause:

:patriot:
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 10:42 AM
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19. If Conyers needs any deputies to frogmarch some people
I heartily volunteer.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 01:31 PM
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25. Let's see some indictments. Otherwise, it's just talk.
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 02:07 PM
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26. k&r!
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-28-07 02:52 PM
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27. Beginning to sound like the John Conyers we knew & loved.
Throw off Pelosi's chains & lead the charge.
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