Friday, July 20, 2007

Bush Claims To Be King of America

The Bush Administration has proclaimed that they have absolute power. The claim is that a claim of executive privilege is not reviewable in the courts. Specifically, they are claiming that the U.S. Justice Department will not do its job if Congress issues a contempt citation.

What an amazingly twisted bunch! The lunatics in control at the Whitehouse have come to the conclusion that those who are appointed by the President owe him absolute loyalty and have no obligation to obey the law. These people are truly a danger to our democracy.

Broader Privilege Claimed In Firings
White House Says Hill Can't Pursue Contempt Cases

Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, July 20, 2007; Page A01

Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, saying that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the president has invoked executive privilege.

The position presents serious legal and political obstacles for congressional Democrats, who have begun laying the groundwork for contempt proceedings against current and former White House officials in order to pry loose information about the dismissals.

Under federal law, a statutory contempt citation by the House or Senate must be submitted to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, "whose duty it shall be to bring the matter before the grand jury for its action." ...(full article)

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