Bush's New Supreme
Nominee: Why?
Just In Case...

By Wayne Madsen
Packing the Supreme Court in Anticipation of a Constitutional Showdown. The Kabuki dance between George W. Bush and Special Prosecutor on the CIA leak case Patrick Fitzgerald continues with Bush's nomination of his one-time personal lawyer and current White House Counsel Harriet Miers, a person who has never served on the bench, as the replacement for outgoing Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Miers succeeded Attorney General Alberto Gonzeles, who was forced to recuse himself from the CIA leak case because of his prior role in the leak case.
If either indictments or unindicted co-conspirator evidence are issued by Fitzgerald against George Bush or Dick Cheney, a politicized Supreme Court, with one time Reagan White House Deputy Counsel John Roberts now as Chief Justice and Miers as Associate Justice , will be positioned to rule in favor of the White House.
The Kabuki dance between the White House and Fitzgerald continues. White House trumps any possible constitutional showdown with the Judiciary by naming a partisan candidate, White House Counsel Harriet Miers, to the Supreme Court to set in cement a 5-4 pro-Bush majority
Miers, as Bush's legal confidant in Texas, helped cover up Bush's Texas Air National Guard records scandal, which also implicated the Texas Lottery Commission, which Miers conveniently chaired.
Bush has insulated himself in the CIA leak case with a criminal lawyer who has experience with both Watergate and Iran-contra. Bush's attorney, Jim Sharp, represented Watergate figure Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Special Assistant to President Nixon, and Iran-contra felon Major General Richard V. Secord, a major facilitator for Oliver North.
United States v. Jeb Stuart Magruder
* (CE 715-73, United States District Court for the District of Columbia)
August 16, 1973
May 21, 1974
The defendant waives prosecution by indictment. Information filed charging the defendant with one count of conspiracy to unlawfully intercept wire and oral communications and to obstruct justice in connection with the break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee and the subsequent investigations.
Copy of a letter filed dated August 16, 1973 from Archibald Cox to James Sharp and James Bierbower advising that the government would accept a guilty plea from Mr. Magruder to a one count indictment or information.
The defendant enters a plea of guilty to the information.
Defendant sentenced to a prison term of 10 months to four years.
Sharp's partner in the Magruder case was James Bierbower who passed away last February. Bierbower was also no stranger to Republican scandals. He represented Environmental Protection Agency official Rita Lavelle, who was charged with perjury and obstruction of justice over her management of the $1.6 billion EPA Superfund hazardous waste program. But more importantly, Bierbower represented Saudi billionaire and Iran-contra and Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) figure Adnan Khashoggi in what was termed "some banking matters" in Bierbower's obituary in The Washington Post.
Bierbower's son Mark, who is with Hunton & Williams, is part of the firm's Congressional Investigations Team, a team which, interestingly, includes a number of former Federal prosecutors, including those with the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.
Cheney's criminal lawyer is Terrence O'Donnell, with the DC power firm Williams & Connelly. O'Donnell was the Pentagon's General Counsel when Cheney was Secretary of Defense. O'Donnell also serves as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of the major Pentagon contractor Textron.
On ABC's This Week (October 2), George Stephanopoulos dropped a well-informed hint when he stated that some good sources revealed to him that both Bush and Cheney were involved in the conspiracy to expose Valerie Plame Wilson and her non-official cover Brewster Jennings and Associates colleagues. (See below article, "Clearing the Baffles" for more on why covert ops like Brewster Jennings and Able Danger were rolled up by the White House).
Jim Sharp has an additional close tie to Bush. His son, Jess Sharp, is Associate Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.



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