- 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
- 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
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