Skip to comments.More on the Clemency Question
Posted on 07/10/2007 5:39:21 AM PDT by bhamlett
Washington - The chief Democrat probing President George W Bush's decision to erase the prison sentence of a former White House aide said on Sunday there is "the suspicion" the aide might have fingered others in the Bush administration if he served time.
House Judiciary Committee chair John Conyers spoke of "the general impression" that Bush last week commuted I Lewis "Scooter" Libby's 2½-year sentence in the CIA leak case to keep Libby quiet...
Bush contended Libby's sentence was too harsh.
Libby was convicted of lying and obstructing justice in an investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's identity.
(Excerpt) Read more at news24.com ...
I think all Bush wanted to do was allow him to stay out of jail while his conviction is on appeal.
I get the impression Conyers is a socialist and needs to investigate his own office for corruption and cronyism. Perhaps the MSM (DBM) will insist?
My pocket-sized copy of The Constitution (courtesy of The CATO Institute) says that Conyers can go pound sand.
Comments in the state ratifying conventions also suggest that those who adopted the Constitution viewed impeachment as a remedy for usurpation or abuse of power or serious breach of trust. Thus, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina stated that the impeachment power of the House reaches "those who behave amiss, or betray their public trust."60 Edmund Randolph said in the Virgina convention that the President may be impeached if he "misbehaves."61 He later cited the example of the President's receipt of presents or emoluments from a foreign power in violation of the constitutional prohibition of Article I, section 9. 62 In the same convention George Mason argued that the President might use his pardoning power to "pardon crimes which were advised by himself" or, before indictment or conviction, "to stop inquiry and prevent detection." James Madison responded:
If the President be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds to believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him; they can remove him if found guilty...Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment
Fingered who and for what? There was no crime. Libby was convicted of perjury. We all no Armitage was responsible for the leak. There is nothing to find. More BS from the media in the tank for the Democrats.
I hope the Dems try. There is nothing like impeachment to tick off the country. It’s expensive and this President has only about a year left anyway. By the time, they went through the process the election would be upon us.
Start the drumbeat that we want investigations into Dummy corruption and they can start with the long list of dead associates of the Clintoons. It’s time to use the Liberal tricks on them. I’m over the top disgusted with the gonad-less Republicans that have been sucking up Liberal garbage for the past 30 years. This nation has brave American patriots putting their lives on the line to protect this country and we have no one with the gonads to fight our nation’s enemies here at home and I mean Liberals who are out to destroy this nation and take away our freedoms. We are as much at war here on the home front trying to protect this country as our brave troops are in Iraq. The foundations of our nation are under siege by the likes of Pelosi, Kennedy, Kerry, Murtha, Reid, Boxer, Feinstein, and all the rest of the DC anti-American, anti-military sleaze. It is up to the American people to fight Liberal attacks on this country or our children and grand children won’t have a future that includes freedom.
With the comments I heard on this board during the immigration debacle, I wouldn’t doubt that some on here would welcome it. It got to the point where I almost left the board because the emotions were running so high, you couldn’t even debate anyone on the facts. I sincerely hope that if push comes to shove, that we will all stand by Bush on this.
No Johnnie is a Commie. His district is Dearborn. Full of muslims.
What would he have “fingered” them for? The independent prosecutor found that no crime was comitted and I’m sure if he thought someone else perjured themselves he would have charged them to.
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