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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:03 PM
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The War Room: Bush on Comey: I'm not talking about it
Bush on Comey: I'm not talking about it
At a White House press conference, George W. Bush was just asked if he sent Andy Card and Alberto Gonzales to John Ashcroft's hospital room to get him to reauthorize the administration's warrantless wiretapping program. The president's response: "There's a lot of speculation about what happened and what didn't happen, and I'm not going to talk about it."

We'll take that as a yes.

http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2007/05/17/bush1...

Think Progress has the video:
http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/17/bush-comey-dodge/
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:08 PM
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1. "There's a lot of speculation"
and I stand before you evil liberal reporters today with an opportunity to clear up that speculation but fuck ya. So what if comey is just one more human being whom I have had a negative effect on. Hell I've been doing it now for damn near 50 years, whats the big deal.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:08 PM
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2. let me guess: "That's a question related to an ongoing investigation, therefore...
"any comment by me would be inappropriate at this time."
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ColonelTom Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:14 PM
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3. MSM: KEEP ASKING THAT QUESTION!!!
"Sir, was it on your order ?"

Every appearance. Every press conference. Signs on the White House lawn. DO NOT REST until he admits it. Then impeach the SOB.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:17 PM
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4. End the speculation...
...and answer the fucking question, UNDER OATH and ON THE RECORD, you simpering sack of shit.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:35 PM
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5. Mr. Bush, it's time for your arrest. The marshals are in the foyer.
May 17, 2007


PRESIDENT BUSH: .... Kelly O'Donnell.

Q Thank you, sir. There's been some very dramatic testimony before the Senate this week from one of your former top Justice Department officials, who describes a scene that some senators called "stunning," about a time when the wireless -- when the warrantless wiretap program was being reviewed. Sir, did you send your then Chief of Staff and White House Counsel to the bedside of John Ashcroft while he was ill to get him to approve that program? And do you believe that kind of conduct from White House officials is appropriate?

PRESIDENT BUSH: Kelly, there's a lot of speculation about what happened and what didn't happen; I'm not going to talk about it. It's a very sensitive program. I will tell you that, one, the program is necessary to protect the American people, and it's still necessary because there's still an enemy that wants to do us harm.

And therefore, I have an obligation to put in place programs that honor the civil liberties of the American people; a program that was, in this case, constantly reviewed and briefed to the United States Congress. And the program, as I say, is an essential part of protecting this country.

And so there will be all kinds of talk about it. As I say, I'm not going to move the issue forward by talking about something as highly sensitive -- highly classified subject. I will tell you, however, that the program is necessary.

Q Was it on your order, sir?

PRESIDENT BUSH: As I said, this program is a necessary program that was constantly reviewed and constantly briefed to the Congress. It's an important part of protecting the United States. And it's still an important part of our protection because there's still an enemy that would like to attack us. No matter how calm it may seem here in America, an enemy lurks. And they would like to strike. They would like to do harm to the American people because they have an agenda. They want to impose an ideology; they want us to retreat from the world; they want to find safe haven. And these just aren't empty words, these are the words of al Qaeda themselves.

And so we will put in place programs to protect the American people that honor the civil liberties of our people, and programs that we constantly brief to Congress.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/2007051...
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