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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:21 AM
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Hold Karl Rove in contempt of court...Please help me bring justice for Don Siegelman
I just recieve a letter today, from Don Siegelman, with a copy of this report.

Alberto Gonzales may be out, but the country is still waiting for a full accounting of how he and his White House patrons cynically politicized the Justice Department. Congress is rightly asking questions about the actions of yet another United States attorney: New Jerseys Christopher J. Christie. The House also needs to stop procrastinating and vote to hold witnesses in contempt for refusing to testify in the wider scandal. Federal prosecutors must be scrupulously nonpartisan. Mr. Christie, a Republican activist who got his job despite a lack of trial and criminal-law experience, has gone up to the line of acceptable behavior and possibly crossed it.

He began an investigation of Senator Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, late in a hard-fought election campaign. The charges now appear baseless, but at the time the news provided a big boost to Mr. Menendezs Republican opponent. Mr. Christie went against a long Justice Department presumption against opening investigations or bringing indictments right before an election, to avoid affecting the outcome.

There are also questions about Mr. Christies decision to award, without competitive bidding, a lucrative contract to monitor a company accused of consumer fraud. The winner? Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, an influential Republican who was once Mr. Christies boss. Senate and House leaders have asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate.

Some of the people who likely know the most about the role politics has played in the Bush Justice Department have defied Congressional subpoenas to testify. Joshua Bolten, the White House chief of staff, and Harriet Miers, the former White House counsel, contend that they are protected from testifying by executive privilege. That is not enough. They have a legal obligation to appear before Congress and plead that privilege to specific questions.

The House Judiciary Committee voted in July to hold Mr. Bolten and Ms. Miers in contempt. The Houses Democratic leadership has been trying to figure out the pros and cons ever since. The public needs to hear the testimony of these officials (along with Karl Rove, who is also refusing to appear), and the full House should vote as quickly as possible to hold them in contempt.The House should also approve a resolution authorizing the Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce the contempt citations if the current attorney general, Michael Mukasey, as expected, refuses to do so.
bold=my emphasis.

More: Ny Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/14/opinion/14thu1.html?_...

Are we going to be silent about this?


Please take the time to URGE the U.S. house to hold ROVE in contempt.
Please write congress to encourage them to take the important steps to the truth.

These two request are asked by DS himself in his letter to me.

Please, take the time to bring justice about.

Here is how to contact congress, please let justice reign

https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml




In case you missed the 60 minutes report: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/21/60minutes/mai...






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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:26 AM
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1. LINK TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARY:
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARY:

http://judiciary.house.gov/Contact.aspx


thanks lisainmilo!
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:02 PM
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6. Have you received any responses
from the House Judiciary Committee members? I have sent emails to all of the members, plus my own rep and senators - twice.

I have received zero responses.

Tomorrow (Monday) I will send out another round, increasing the number of senators and representatives.

We MUST flood the House, Senate and House Judiciary Committee w/emails - NONSTOP!
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:02 AM
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2. just sent off emails
thank you for posting
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:40 PM
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5. Thanks for replying!
IMHO, this should be at the top of everyones "to-do" list. link provided in OP allows easy access to git er done today! :)
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:08 PM
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3. Done

K&R!

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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:34 PM
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4. K&R. Treating the infection known as Cheney/Bush
requires, among other things, draining the pustule of Karl Rove from the operation, past and present, of the U.S. Justice Department.

(Apologies to anyone who was eating when they read this.)
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