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Wexler: McClellan's Testimony Justifies Cheney's Impeachment
CBS News ^ | June 20, 2008 | John Bresnahan

Posted on 06/21/2008 3:14:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), one of the most vocal opponents of the Bush administration on Capitol Hill, said Scott McClellan's book and testimony justify the beginning of impeachment hearings against Vice President Dick Cheney.

During questioning of McClellan, Wexler asked the former White House press secretary if he believed Bush authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson's name. When McClellan said no, Wexler said this meant that Cheney must have been the source of the leak, meaning Cheney was seeking to retaliate against the wife of an administration critic. In Wexler's view, this would be enough to support the initation of impeachment hearings against Cheney immediately.

Wexler also suggested that Congress should use its authority under the inherent contempt statute to arrest Andrew Card and Karl Rove if they don't respond to Judiciary Committee subpoenas.

"We have the power of inherent contempt, and need be, we should use it," Wexler thundered.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; bush; cheney; cialeak; congress; democrats; dickcheney; impeachment; karlrove; scottmcclellan; sillydems; wexler
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Someone remind me how many months are left in this administration. BTW, I thought it was already established that Secretary Colin Powell underling Richard Armatige was the leaker...
1 posted on 06/21/2008 3:14:08 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McClellan had nothing.

Wexler looked and sounded insane.

And this isn’t the first time...


2 posted on 06/21/2008 3:21:12 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shhhhh...you mustn’t SAY that.

I know it’s true, but it’s not the point they’re trying to make.

(rolling eyes)


3 posted on 06/21/2008 3:23:58 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ah my friend you are dealing with liberals and the Dims
this is all what is wrote in their liberal handbook

never let the facts get in the way of a good story or blatant lie for if we say it a lot of times then the people will just believe us.
We have the media on our side especially Barack Obama so not to worry, people are thick and they will conform

Hence the bumper sticker slogans, you know war for oil., bush lied and people died , Clinton lied no one died(though at the time they said he never lied and many thousands did die but they were mostly christians not muslims so to lib it doesn’t matter) etc etc etc


4 posted on 06/21/2008 3:24:47 AM PDT by manc (a natural normal marriage is between a man and a woman a sham perv unnatural marriage is what Ma has)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Facts” mean nothing to Wexler ...


5 posted on 06/21/2008 3:24:58 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wexler wants the Dem Congress to ARREST Rove and Card.

Literally take them into custody and incarcerate them.

How that would actually work I don’t have the imagination to figure out.

But if that doesn’t give you an idea who and what you’re dealing with here, nothing will.

So stating the facts gets you nowhere with these dangerous clowns...


6 posted on 06/21/2008 3:30:42 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: Ken522

Wexler thundered- more like screamed like a psycho! Great,
Scotty, your new friends are Wexler and Lee- you fat little
f—!


7 posted on 06/21/2008 3:30:58 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Congressman Wexler:

Impeaching Dick Cheney won’t put a single drop of gasoline in anyone’s gas tank.

So stop jerking the American people around by wasting time and money on nonsense!

I think the funding for such wastes of the people’s finances should start coming out of your and your cohort’s overbloated salaries. If you want to play politics, let it come out of your pocket...


8 posted on 06/21/2008 3:31:24 AM PDT by LRS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another Florida idiot who was voted by those who left the north east and have moved to this great state and are now turning this state into what they left.

Every election they can’t even get their elections sorted out nor can they even put a mark on who they want

make sense, nope but they are democrats who cannot think for themselves Thank goodness I live in northern Florida away from them

Off note
I see he mentions how he is against drilling for oil and is using the same argument the Dems made 20 and 30 years ago the very same argument which got us in this mess

WAKE UP


9 posted on 06/21/2008 3:33:10 AM PDT by manc (a natural normal marriage is between a man and a woman a sham perv unnatural marriage is what Ma has)
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To: LRS

I’ve just sent him a e-mail saying the near same thing

told him I was a Florida resident as I am though not in his district thankfully

Anyone else get a chance then please feel free


10 posted on 06/21/2008 3:34:47 AM PDT by manc (a natural normal marriage is between a man and a woman a sham perv unnatural marriage is what Ma has)
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To: manc

Same with Colorado.


11 posted on 06/21/2008 3:37:24 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
During questioning of McClellan, Wexler asked the former White House press secretary if he believed Bush authorized the leaking of Valerie Plame Wilson's name. When McClellan said no, Wexler said this meant that Cheney must have been the source of the leak...

What an idiot.

Wexler: "Mr. McClellan, do you believe that Bush executed Tsar Nicholas in 1917?"
McClellan: "No, sir, I do not."
Wexler: "Ah HA! This means that Cheney must have executed him!"

12 posted on 06/21/2008 3:40:02 AM PDT by COBOL2Java ("It's not my fault if McCain loses - it's his own damn fault!" - Mark Levin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Rove can run circles around these idiots.
13 posted on 06/21/2008 3:41:21 AM PDT by mirkwood (susan collins (rino-maine) against a flaming obama supporter this fall. I'm lost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Armitage was indeed the leaker. This guy, Wexler, must not be one of the lawyer legislators. If he is, he must also be one of the unhinged ones. Right?
14 posted on 06/21/2008 3:42:38 AM PDT by singfreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I thought it was already established that Secretary Colin Powell underling Richard Armatige was the leaker..

It has been. Definitively and legally, yet you would not know so from the paucity of coverage by the MSM.

In addition, the RATS need to keep the fiction alive that it was Bush/Chenney that leaked Plame's name for political expediency.

Armitage is just another back-stabbing, career bureaucrat, slimy RINO who should have gotten the boot a long time ago.

15 posted on 06/21/2008 3:43:17 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: COBOL2Java

Your post illustrates why, in my post above, I said “McClellan had nothing. Wexler looked and sounded insane”.


16 posted on 06/21/2008 3:43:42 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: Ken522
From what I read, McClellan did'nt give one response that would stand up in court. Only beliefs, feelings, seems-like, thinks, inferences, etc...

And Wexler.."Do you believe..." Is/Was Wexler an attorney or was he an exterminatior before entering politics?

When you have some time Wex, call me and I'll tell you what I beleive. So sad.

17 posted on 06/21/2008 3:43:46 AM PDT by tommyboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let me start the call early...

IMPEACH OBAMA....


18 posted on 06/21/2008 3:43:54 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Prepare to do your time as Corvee labor on the Plantation of Barack and Michell Obama.)
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To: singfreedom

Many of them are lawyers.

Wexler had plenty of company up there.

It doesn’t matter their backgrounds...they KNOW Armitage was the leaker.

They don’t care.

They want the stupid masses to BELIEVE it was Bush and Cheney.


19 posted on 06/21/2008 3:47:55 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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"Hey Wexler, I got your subpoena right here!"

20 posted on 06/21/2008 3:51:59 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Isn’t Colorado getting all the left wing loons moving from CA, as that is what I was told off a friend of mine?

It’s is infuriating that they make a mess of their northeastern states and when they enough they move to another state only to vote the way they did thus making it look like their old state.

stupidity at it’s highest, I went on a website called city data.com ( a relocation site)and was telling people that they are more than welcome if they want to move here but we like how we live , low taxes, speak English here anyway, castle law, 2nd amendment is observed, basically a slower way of life and conservative view especially on family and do not change it to the state you left. There is a reason why you left, remember

I was banned off it

seems liberals just don’t like the truth
Though it is amusing when you confront these people and ask them about how do they like living here, no traffic, low taxes etc etc etc, they say great and it’s only until you say well remember this is a republican place and that is why you must like it and it was the DEms who ruined your old place.

They just look dumbfounded but you go on your way with a cheery smile and leave them to their confusion


21 posted on 06/21/2008 3:54:17 AM PDT by manc (a natural normal marriage is between a man and a woman a sham perv unnatural marriage is what Ma has)
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To: mirkwood

(”If a President of the United States ever lied to the American people he should resign.” Bill Clinton in 1974)


22 posted on 06/21/2008 3:54:20 AM PDT by mirkwood (susan collins (rino-maine) against a flaming obama supporter this fall. I'm lost.)
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To: singfreedom

Wexler’s own official bio includes this:

He has a B.A. in Political Science from the U of FL, and ***a law degree from George Washington U.***.


23 posted on 06/21/2008 3:54:45 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: tommyboy

Law degree from George Washington U.


24 posted on 06/21/2008 3:55:57 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: mirkwood

come one the Dems never go by what they say

just a few years ago they said every vote counts and yet when the massed vote to have marriage between a man and a woman they ignore it, even in MA they didn’t even let the people there vote on the issue they banned on and refused to have it on the ballot

so yep if a Dem ever went by his word I would be very surprised


25 posted on 06/21/2008 3:57:40 AM PDT by manc (a natural normal marriage is between a man and a woman a sham perv unnatural marriage is what Ma has)
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To: mirkwood

Congressman Wexler has been under strain from the long war on terror and many late online hours of Internet ‘games of skill’.

Upon conclusion of the testimonies, Wexler could be heard mumbling to himself as he exited the chambers, “Ah, but the strawberries! That’s, that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes, but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with, with geometric logic, that, that a duplicate key to the Congressional icebox did exist. And I would have produced that key if they hadn’t pulled the Vice President and Karl Rove’s weather machine out of action. I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow Republican.....


26 posted on 06/21/2008 4:03:12 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: txrangerette
Wexler wants the Dem Congress to ARREST Rove and Card.

Literally take them into custody and incarcerate them.

Anything they can do to try to get the spotlight off of the fact that since the dems took office, gasoline prices, and now food, and soon the prices of everything else, have begun to rise at a staggering rate.

The media hasn't begun to report the cost of this coming winters fuel prices: Heating oil will be skyrocketing. Natural gas prices will probably be up at least 20%, probably more. And electricity? Well, remember that the majority of electricity in the US is powered by coal fired plants... Ever wonder how the coal gets to those plants? Trains powered by diesel, which is around $5 a gallon these days.

Wexler knows that if the public were to realize what the dems have been doing all these years, and what their future plans are, that his days would be numbered in congress, and he'd have an appointment at the Tar and Feather day spa.

Mark

27 posted on 06/21/2008 4:18:45 AM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I nominate Wexler as the craziest man in Congress...and is that ever saying a lot.


28 posted on 06/21/2008 4:19:37 AM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: tommyboy

It is all nonsense.


29 posted on 06/21/2008 4:31:22 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: the Real fifi
I nominate Wexler as the craziest man in Congress...and is that ever saying a lot.

Wexlar is off his meds again.....someone needs to call the men in their little white coats to go retrieve him.

30 posted on 06/21/2008 4:33:04 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Cvengr

Queeg had it right......clink clink clink...


31 posted on 06/21/2008 4:33:38 AM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We have the power of inherent contempt, and need be, we should use it,” Wexler thundered.

Hey stupid, don’t you realize that 88% of America holds you in contempt.

Can anyone tell me how I (we) can bill Congres for high oil prices, high food prices, taking money under false pretenses and impersonating a Congressman/Senator?


32 posted on 06/21/2008 4:34:08 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

dims never let some little something like ‘facts’ get in the way of what they want to do.


33 posted on 06/21/2008 4:41:35 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We have the power of inherent contempt, and need be, we should use it," Wexler thundered.

Dear Moonbat Congressman Wexler, kindly point out the "power of inherent contempt" outlined in the Constitution.

My copy seems to have not published that particular section. I'm sure it's there between the lines somewhere

34 posted on 06/21/2008 4:41:52 AM PDT by Popman (McCain as POTUS is odious, Obama as POTUS is unthinkable.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To quote a Vitennam War Hero.

Bring it Onnnn!

35 posted on 06/21/2008 4:43:22 AM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [your name here] I knew.)
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To: txrangerette

Putting aside Wexler’s insane rant, does this man need a hearing aid? Every time I see the guy on TV , he is screaming at the microphone rather than talking.


36 posted on 06/21/2008 4:43:46 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wasn’t it Wexler who started the whole “butterfly ballot” debacle? He said constituents were calling him, distraught over the fact that they “thought” they had accidently voted for Buchanan because of the placement of the candidates’ names.

You’d think most representatives would be loathe to claim that their constituents were a bunch of morons who couldn’t properly read a name, then punch a hole beside that name, but Wexler proudly championed that fact for political advantage.


37 posted on 06/21/2008 4:51:56 AM PDT by randita
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To: Ken522
“Facts” mean nothing to Wexler ...

It's the seriousness of the CHARGE that matters.

38 posted on 06/21/2008 4:52:28 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: manc

True,sad but true.


39 posted on 06/21/2008 5:09:58 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: txrangerette
"He has a B.A. in Political Science from the U of FL, and ***a law degree from George Washington U.***."

Earning a law degree doesn't make you a lawyer, passing the bar exam does. The fact that his bio states that he earned the degree, and doesn't mention that he is a lawyer, usually means that he flunked the bar exam. Running for congress, flipping burgers, and shoveling manure are all good careers for students that flunk the bar exam.

40 posted on 06/21/2008 5:11:29 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wexler is going to give himself an aneurysm.


41 posted on 06/21/2008 5:12:28 AM PDT by reefdiver (Had Enough? Drill 4 OIL)
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To: txrangerette
Wexler looked and sounded insane.

And this isn’t the first time...

I was wondering when this loud mouthed cock-a-roach was going to crawl out of the woodwork again.

42 posted on 06/21/2008 5:20:13 AM PDT by PGalt
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I don’t doubt that he didn’t pass the bar exam. If he even tried to pass it, and I don’t know if he cared one way or the other enough to take it. His aim was always to get where he is in politics, and his lack of passing the bar never stopped him.

If I gave the impression I was saying he has a license to practice law, I didn’t intend to.

I was posting what I found out about his background from his own official bio, as it might relate to what he knows or doesn’t about the law.

But in the end, I pointed out that these people don’t care what is true or what is legal, no matter what their backgrounds.

They are trying to fool the public.


43 posted on 06/21/2008 5:23:20 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: manc

went to “citydata.com” and didn’t find much, just a site for advertising. delete.


44 posted on 06/21/2008 5:33:53 AM PDT by junkman_106 (Once is chance, twice is coincidence, thrice is enemy action ---007/Ian Fleming)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I happened to catch a few minutes of this dog and pony show on C-SPAN. One of the panel members (I think it was Rep. Steve King) read a CIA report which proved that Joe Wilson was a liar regarding his claims about the famous 16 words. How Wexler or anyone else could continue this charade is beyond me.


45 posted on 06/21/2008 5:34:08 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: McGruff
Bring it Onnnn!

Hey, is that a nekkid chick reflected in Cheney's sunglasses?!?

;-)
46 posted on 06/21/2008 5:38:31 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: txrangerette; cardinal4

I am ashamed to say that this slimy toad Wexler is my congresscritter. My neighbors from The Upper East Side keep sending this waste-of-sperm back to congress. Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, after all, constitute the sixth borough of New York.


47 posted on 06/21/2008 5:39:20 AM PDT by Ax (Obama: the Potawatomi Pantload)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Wexler is a moonbat. I would love to see Cheney rip him a apart verbally during an investigation. I think Cheney could make Wexler cry on national television.


48 posted on 06/21/2008 5:45:59 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Scott thinks he has made new ‘friends’ of the liberals, he is sadly mistaken, they have the same contempt for him as they do for Lieberman.

McClellan is a rat, and a rat is trusted by no one.


49 posted on 06/21/2008 5:48:33 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: tanknetter

No.


50 posted on 06/21/2008 5:50:11 AM PDT by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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