August 19, 2007

A Year in the Making -- Still, Maybe?

Judge's ruling could provide grounds to impeach Bush -- By CHB Staff -- Aug 18, 2006 [note the year]

If a judge's ruling that declares President George W. Bush's domestic spying program unconstitutional holds up under appeal, the President will be guilty of violating federal law at least 30 times and that could provide grounds for impeachment, says a leading Constitutional scholar.

Jonathan Turley, a recognized expert on constitutional law, says the ruling Thursday by a federal judge in Detroit raises "serious implications for the Bush administration" and indicates that the President "could well have committed a federal crime at least 30 times."

"This ruling is a bad situation that just got worse for the White House," says Turley. "These crimes could constitute impeachable offenses."

Turley knows a thing or two about the impeachment process. He worked with Special Prosecutor Ken Starr on the investigation that led to impeachment proceedings against former President Bill Clinton.

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Well, if he worked with Starr, I think they'll have a hard time making the inevitable 'partisan' argument stick.
Judge: 'I feel like I'm in Alice and Wonderland' -- by Kevin Poulsen -- August 15, 2007 [note the year]

The hearing involves two cases: one aimed at AT&T for allegedly helping the government with a widespread datamining program allegedly involving domestic and international phone calls and internet use; the other a direct challenge to the government's admitted warrantless wiretapping of overseas phone calls.
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Judge Harry Pregerson suggested the government is asking the courts to "rubber stamp" the government's claim that state secrets are at risk "Who decides whether something is a state secret or not? ... We have to take the word of the members of the executive branch that something is a state secret?"

Garre countered that the courts should give "utmost deference" to the Bush administration.

Judge Pregerson: "What does utmost deference mean? Bow to it?"
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Maybe SOMETHING has been happening behind the scenes, after all?


Larry said...

In any other administration Turley would be correct, that they are impeachable offenses.

In this dictatorship, Bush does whatever he wants, and the liberal sheep graze fearfully in the pasture of obscurity.

two crows said...

that's true larry--
which, actually, is what gives me a little hope here.

you know how, on tv shows like Law and Order, they talk about how they have to have an air-tight case and the more powerful the person the more air-tight it has to be?

maybe that's why this took a year or more?
BESIDES the fact that the WH stonewalled every step of the way, of course.

but, if even these delusional freaks can see the handwriting on the wall, maybe something could actually happen?