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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:47 PM
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Bush Shill MUKASY...shows "TRUE LOYALTIES " as he REJECTS CALL FOR CIA TAPE DETAILS!
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 06:48 PM by KoKo01
Mukasey Rejects Call for CIA Tape Details

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 14, 2007; 2:27 PM

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey today sharply rebuffed congressional demands for details about the Justice Department's inquiry into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes, saying that providing such information would make it appear that the department was "subject to political influence."

In letters to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee and others, Mukasey also reiterated his opposition to appointing a special prosecutor to the tapes investigation, saying he was "aware of no facts at present" that would require such a step.


"At my confirmation hearing, I testified that I would act independently, resist political pressure and ensure that politics plays no role in cases brought by the Department of Justice," Mukasey wrote. "Consistent with that testimony, the facts will be followed wherever they lead in this inquiry, and the relevant law applied."

One letter was sent to Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Similar correspondence was sent to Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and to House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and other House Democrats.

The three letters represent an attempt by Mukasey to push back against growing pressure from lawmakers, primarily Democrats, who have showered the Justice Department with demands for investigations or information on topics ranging from the baseball steroids scandal to allegations of rape by a former military contractor employee.

The letters also are an assertive move by the new attorney general, who was confirmed last month with the lowest level of Senate support in the past half century because of his refusal to say whether a form of simulated drowning known as waterboarding amounts to torture under U.S. law.

much more at.............

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...



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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:48 PM
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1. the entire human race knows democrats in congress are bush enablers nt
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:51 PM
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2. The democrats knew this when they voted for him.
They were trying to censure Feinstein and it was fought back, why dont' they try again.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:54 PM
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3. Proud enablers of torture and crime...
Democratic Sens. Evan Bayh of Indiana, Dianne Feinstein of California, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Charles Schumer of New York, Thomas Carper of Delaware and Independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut

Thanks a heap you f^@#ers!
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EV_Ares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:57 PM
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4. What was it Schumer said was so good about him?
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:05 PM
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5. Biden has been calling for an independent counsel since DAY ONE for THIS
VERY REASON -- "we can't trust those guys". I know Edwards recently voiced support for that, and I think I've heard Boxer and a couple of others are of the same mind. But where are the rest of the Dems on this?????
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:23 PM
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6. Boy, some change they gave us eh??? what a bunch of back stabbing bush lovin' liars.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:23 PM
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7. You mean Schumer/Feinstein shill, right? nt
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:36 PM
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8. I, for one, am stunned by Mukasey's response.
Thanks a lot, ChuShu and DiFi! Way to go! Good call on Mukasey! :sarcasm:

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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:39 PM
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9. I've renamed Mukasey
I started out calling him mucusey but finally settled on slimetrail.
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:50 PM
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10. ALL REPUBLICANS TOUCH THEY CORRUPT..... PERIOD
PROUD OF YOURSELF, MUKASAY??????????????????????
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:55 PM
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11. Incredible! His denial IS POLITICALLY INSPIRED!!!
O!M!G!

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:30 PM
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12. He's got it all bass-ackwards..
"...that providing such information would make it appear that the department was "subject to political influence."

No, not providing such information would make it appear that the department was "subject to political influence." The Congress has not been charged with breaking the laws. They have a right to that information. The CIA has been charged with destruction of government documents or materials. That is against the law. The new Atty-General is an accessory to the cover-up.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:33 PM
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13. False loyalties too. He is supposed to be loyal to the law, not criminal BUSH.
Kinda like what Bart Simpson says "This both sucks and blows."
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