Skip to comments.White House raps Hill probes
Posted on 07/06/2007 10:32:04 AM PDT by Turret Gunner A20
"They've launched over 300 investigations, had over 350 requests for documents and interviews and they have had over 600 oversight hearings in just about 100 days," Stanzel said.
The White House on Thursday pushed back against congressional investigations of the Bush administration and said lawmakers should spend more time passing bills to solve domestic problems
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Mr.Bush: Just tell the low grade retards "NO" and let it go at that -- don't waste your time with the slimeballs.
The more time they spend lying and trying to manufacture scandl, the less time they have to spend taxpayers' money on more portapotties named after Byrd.
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer Thu Jul 5, 5:26 PM ET
WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday pushed back against congressional investigations of the Bush administration and said lawmakers should spend more time passing bills to solve domestic problems.
In a constitutional showdown with Congress, the administration claimed executive privilege and rejected demands for White House documents about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
The House and Senate Judiciary committees have set a deadline of 10 a.m. next Monday for the White House to explain its basis for the claim.
The administration has not said when or if it will respond. Spokesman Scott Stanzel said Thursday the White House has received a many requests for information since Democrats took control of Congress in January and has turned over 200,000 pages of documents.
“They’ve launched over 300 investigations, had over 350 requests for documents and interviews and they have had over 600 oversight hearings in just about 100 days,” Stanzel said.
Democrats were dubious of the figures but did not offer their own.
“His numbers are as faulty as the intelligence they used to make their case for war,” said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
“In the last six years, all they’ve had is a rubber-stamp Congress. Since January, Democrats have demanded accountability, a change of course and transparency,” Manley said.
Stanzel said he arrived at the numbers by canvassing departments and agencies about the number of inquires and investigations initiated by Congress since the Democrats took control.
The assertion of executive privilege was the latest turn in an increasingly hostile standoff over the Iraq war, executive power, the war on terror and Vice President Dick Cheney’s authority.
Subpoenas have been delivered to the offices of Bush, Cheney, the national security adviser and the Justice Department about the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.
In a letter to Congress last week, White House counsel Fred Fielding said the administration had rejected subpoenas for documents through the claim of executive privilege. That letter also made it clear that neither former presidential counsel Harriet Miers nor former White House political director Sara Taylor would testify on Capitol Hill next week, as directed by the subpoenas.
Stanzel said Congress has “a lot to show in terms of activity and requests and letter-writing, and that sort of thing, but not much to show in the way of real legislation.”
For starters, the [democrat] leaders have failed to keep the Bush-hating left under wraps. This crowd isn't nearly as interested in passing legislation as it is flooding the Beltway with subpoenas. By one count, the new Democratic Congress has held over 600 oversight hearings since assuming power. Given the Senate has only been in session 100 days (the House, 92 days), that works out to six hearings per day, or one every 1.5 hours. The bashing covers everything from wiretapping to President Bush's global warming science.
people do not understand . Thsi has nothing to do with finding answer to these investigations.It has to do with being able to say they are launching them
Its all a ploy. A play to make republicans look bad. Not that they dont already look bad enough/
Its a game that democrats hope to use to wint the White house in 2008.
they have no intention of doing the business of government.
Freepers understand what the democrats are doing.
The trouble is that the liberals are so consumed with hatred, conceit and BDS that they are unable to see themselves for what they are. My sister is one of them. One of my best friends is another. They just don’t have the ability to step back and look at the forest and work for a better republic.
Losing elections has consequences. The Republicans and White House should have been fighting back for the past 6+ years but they stood there like a wall and let the Rats throw the mud until they got enough to stick or at least leave a mark. No one will ever accuse the Republicans of being fast learners.
The point of his Presidency should have been to remove as many Rats as possible from government as a whole, neuter those he couldn't fire, and fill the prisons with Rat elected officials.
Had he done so, the investigations going on now would be entirely unconcerning, just more Rats on their way to the joint.
Be careful what you ask for.
If President Bush had drained the swamp and restocked, as you indicated,
everything that went wrong would be layed at the Republicans feet. The democratic party hopefuls would look like a new opportunity to the voters. Hillary might have won hands down.
Instead, the Dem hopefuls and the Dem party leaders had made total fools of themselves in public. They bragged about their abilities once elected, and when they had their chance, turned out to be swindlers, cons, and losers.
And it ain’t over yet.
Behind the scenes, the President has directed the government leaders to pursue and eliminate the crooks, starting from bottom up.
The CIA, being one of the most important, was also one of the hardest. It ain’t over yet, either.
The true, long term benefits of the Bush administration will likely not be recognized any time soon. But they will have an effect.
NO, NO, NO
Let them keep investigating. It spares the rest of us from their stupid attempts at Socialism.
And while they are busy investigating, tell them a) George Washington is a distant relative, b) he pardoned people who actually took up arms against the United States and c)he’ll answer their questions after they finish with all the other Presidents who issued pardons. Maybe then we’ll find out why Carter pardoned Kerry and the rest of the draft-dodgers.
This needs wide circulation. I’ve forwarded to some non-freepers.
I personally feel that the dims are setting an example and I truly pray that we learn the lesson and start investigating all of the ‘reputable’ dims when the worm turns. As it will one day. Dims mantra: “Can’t legislate; investigate”
The CIA, being one of the most important, was also one of the hardest. It aint over yet, either.
Sorry, I have seen no evidence that either of those statements are accurate, and a whole lot of evidence that Bush can not or will not fight the Rat traitors on the home front in any meaningful way. The bully pulpit ain't been used since Clinton announced his last day pardons, none of which the MSM can seem to remember.
Ah, let the morons investigate..
Far better that than they legislate...
“Money quote: “There are some things that are worth fighting for, and if people disagree and we can’t persuade them, then we’ve just got to beat them, and that’s what we’re going to do in this next election!” B.O’B.
Does this sound like they can’t trust the people, so we will shove it down their throat?
Isn’t it incredible how incompetent the Republicans are in playing defense (forget about offense).
So freakin’ complacent and now the Leftist suiciders are in control of Congress to transmit to our Jihadi enemies “COME AND CONQUER US”.
I blame the Republicans... they’re supposed to be the adult party, the smart party.. and they’re not.