D-Rep Releases
Potentially 'Lethal'
Impeachment Doc
Democratic Congressman Releases
Potentially 'Lethal Document' That Could
Lead To Bush Impeachment Next Year
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mi) is tired of the Bush arrogance and flaunting of federal law concerning the Iraq War and other matters. Friday he released a document called "The Constitution in Crisis," seeking a Congrssional Resolution to again investigate Bush's possible impeachment.
By Greg Szymanski
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mi) released a potentially lethal document Friday, focusing on the numerous federal violations of the Bush administration, including evidence of WMD intelligence cover-ups, deception, manipulation, retribution and torture concerning the Iraqi War.
The document, entitled "The Constitution in Crisis," finds more than probable cause and substantial evidence for many federal law violations by top administration officials, including the President and Vice President, based on their blatant and arrogant abuse of power.
"I have introduced a resolution creating a Select Committee with subpoena authority to investigate the misconduct of the Bush Administration with regard to the Iraq war and report on possible impeachable offenses, as well as Resolutions proposing both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney should be censured by Congress based on the uncontroverted evidence of their abuse of power," said Rep. Conyers in a statement released this week regarding action to be taken when Congress returns after the Christmas break.
Besides specifically detailing the many Bush administration federal violations concerning Iraq, Rep.. Conyers severely scolds and attacks the administration for its "arrogance, hubris and wrongheadedness," highlighting the dangers of a one party rule in Congress and a lack of check and balances on President Bush who is acting more like a dictator than a President of the people.
"It is important that we as a nation say "never again" to going to war under false pretenses, and covering up official wrongdoing," added Rep. Conyers, who has been a strong advocate for getting to the truth of allegations President Bush doctored intelligence reports to justify an illegal Iraqi invasion.
In the lengthy report submitted to Congress and being distributed widely across America for citizens signatures, Sen. Conyers said he took this drastic action to "save the country" after President Bush arrogantly refused to respond to a letter submitted by 122 members of Congress and more than 500,000 Americans last July, asking him whether information in the infamous Downing Street Memo, alleging doctoring of WMD intelligence, was accurate.
Since Bush failed to acknowledge the letter, Conyers staff prepared the legal document released this week, finding substantial evidence that Bush and Cheney misled Congress and the American people regarding decisions to go to war with Iraq, misstated and manipulated intelligence information regarding the justification for entering into the war, mandated torture and cruel inhumane treatment in the execution of the war, as well as permitted inappropriate retaliation against critics of the administration.
In the Executive Summary of the document which will seek a Resolution for Congress to seek impeachment, Rep. Conyers through his legal staff added:
"There is prima facie case that these actions by the President, Vice President and other members of the Bush administration violated a number of federal laws, including committing a fraud against the U.S.; making false statements to Congress; violating the War Powers Resolution; misuse of government funds; violating international treaties prohibiting torture; violating federal laws concerning retaliating against witnesses and other individuals and violating federal laws concerning leaking and other misuse of intelligence."
While the document raises charges meriting Bush's impeachment, it notes that special investigative powers be established by Congressional Resolution since the Republican controlled Legislative and Executive branches has systematically and illegally blocked off a fair and honest search for the truth, using its power to protect a corrupt and out-of-control President and Vice President.
"As a result, we recommend that Congress establish a select committee with subpoena authority to investigate the misconduct of the Bush administration with regard to the Iraq War and report to the Committee on the Judiciary on possible impeachable offenses," added Rep. Conyers.
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