Wednesday, July 25, 2007

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    * * CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS CITATIONS: This am NOW, Judiciary Committee meeting today on CSPAN3 to vote on citing Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten for refusing to testify and turn over documents. Please know I will post running commentary/assessment down below. FDL, HuffPost, Raw Story, and Booman Tribune also......Many fine Bloggers are covering.

    16 comments:

    aballoflight said...

    see you when you get back... just stopped by to drop off a pound of freshly roasted Blue Mountain beans my Uncle John brought back from Jamaica the other day... found the water (finally) & filters & then i noticed the Cafe was out of soy milk, so I'll be back. Chocolate croissants anyone?

    enigma4ever said...

    Okay...The Judiciary Meeting is on CSPAN3...these are my running notes:
    7.25.07 -11am on.....
    Sensenbrenner is speaking, and keeps warning WHAT the president will do to respond to partisan activities. He just doesn't get that the Americans (dem and repug) are sick of the WH using Executive Privilege to HIDE everything and be Secret on everything....but all in all he didn't tote the GOP banners that normally fall out of his mouth....

    Conyers is reminding WHY this action has come up- that it is has been Provoked...Adam Schiff is now explaining that there is NO case or Precedent that allows supeonas to be IGNORED in such blatant disregard...Don't let the Whitehouse set the stage here, they won't even allow former employees come and testify- this is an abuse of authority....this also is important, it will set Precedent , allowing all future leaderships to have contempt and abuse power.

    Ric Keller of Florida is sitting there whining about how poorly Bush is being treated- oh EFFFIN please shut up- stop this crap...he is going on and on....about how Executive privlege prevents the prez from having a bunch of yes men around him ( of the irony????!)....what a Kissass- he must think Jeb is gonna run for prez...He is saying that Bolton and Miers- that there is no evidence that shows they should called for this investigation- ( so here is the problem they are both NAMED and ON other emails and documents already part of the Investigation).

    Schiff Corrected him...and explained that the president does NOT have the right toi just FIRE US attorneys....

    Oh, now Keller is having a snittyfit and saying that the Lam is not being retaliated against because of Cunningham- he seemed rather hot about this...odd.

    MrDelahunt of Mass.: The heat we are hearing is about this Institution extablishing Precedent in it's relationship with the Executive Branch...we can and should be carrying on in "fear" becuase of this
    WH.

    "Stonewalling is Now a FINE art with this Administration." He is speaking with passion and explaining WHY this is so needed, that it is about establishing a way to deal with this Administration, and that Congress assert Itself against a WH that does not respect the Other Branches and or the Constitution.
    We are at that Moment In Time, that it as become dangerous in the way the WH has expanded it's powers.

    Dan Lungren (R) Ca. ( former Atty General of Ca.) is now speaking...and is "suprised "at this action of this committee. He is now launching into a monologue into Summners ( former member) oh great more history lessons....about the Wonders of Executive Privelege ( hmmm, someone has been reading Wikipedia...but not been reading Constitutional law....we do not have a Senate and Congress to Coddle the President to act as King....)

    Okay ....the amendment failed....

    But this is not the actual Citation Vote still to come.

    Okay now the Va. rep has proposed another amendment- that I can 't understand-hmm, better head over to FDL to figrue this out...
    be back...

    enigma4ever said...

    Thanks for the goodies, I am heading over to FDL to try to figure out what the Hell Rodney Forbes is doing with an Amendment to the Contempt Citation....( some BS amendment to obstruct and distract and divert....little sniveling ass....THIS is a IMPORTANT TIME IN HISTORY- WE ARE OUR ARCHBALD COX MOMENT....Does he not realize that the WH is shitting on our constitution....WT???,...he is a pain...I will be back....

    enigma4ever said...

    Okay it is 11:50 Bobby Scott is explaining that Mr Forbes is saying that the Committee has been doing a fine job with criminals issues ( disputing what Forbes said)

    He asked: HAS THE WH PROVIDED DOCUMENTS THAT CLAIM EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE ???

    CONYERS: NO.

    BRAD SHERMAN : used the term that terra is being used, to establish a executive dictatorship. he is explaining that this is about the Prez misusing his rights to Investigate an important issue.

    SCHIFF : Something is wrong here..Exec. Priv is being used in every instance when they do not want to answer questions.

    Lamar Smith: blah balh....there has been no crime ...this is distorted..,..there is no problem with what happened to these attorneys.

    Cannon and Gohmert....more Repug defensive posturing...ugh..."Us attorneys are always fired for Political purposes..." ( really ?)

    okay it is almost noon...
    I am sick of waiting for the vote...the Texans are getting on my nerves...and my patience is thin....

    okay I am back to FDL to try to get some info....their lines are full...

    enigma4ever said...

    Okay I finally got onto FDL- smart folks there are full of legalese knowledge....and FDL live blogs better than me...
    anyways so they Voted to hold Miers and Bolten in Contempt 22-17 , Now a full report goes to Full House of the Whole Committee and they vote to Hold them in Contempt.

    There was the normal sniveling "don't pick on the Prez " crap from the Usual Suspects....but there were some stellar moments by Watson and Jackson Lee bringing up Nixon and the Constitution and also Schiff did a great job explaining Where we are in History...

    So more to come on this...and hopefully some History is made stopping this WH and the Excecutive Privilege crap...

    So next Monday and tuesday should be more Cspan....

    Nadia A. said...

    We can only hope history is made.

    TomCat said...

    Goos update, e4e. May I post a recommendation that folks go read your post at Siren's Chrinicles? It's worth the time.

    Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

    Thanks E4E for the info and updates!

    Larry said...

    I like those updates, they are helpful.

    I'll be over at Siren's usually am every day.

    LET'S TALK said...

    I'll see you at Siren's Chrinicles then.

    enigma4ever said...

    I am so sorry I had to help a friend move and I did not get back until 11pm....I did go over to Sirens and you all were there- so good to see you and hear your insights and observations......

    Anon-Paranoid said...

    Hi my sweet rose.

    I just wanted too let you know I was still alive and slowly getting my self back from the edge of insanity.

    Keep up the good work and God Bless you.

    enigma4ever said...

    Anon: I am so glad to see you and so relieved I have been worried about you....I just showed a friend your blog tonight and said how I hope you are okay.....please know that you have been very much missed...get rest and take care...we miss you..but we are still here...

    Graeme said...

    Another great blog, cool

    enigma4ever said...

    Thanks Graeme....

    an average patriot said...

    I could have sworn I commented but I do not see it. I pray that at least one of these slime masters pays for their lies. He is guilty as sin. Like Bush, it is totally obvious and sickening to have to watch and listen to the obvious lies and cover ups. Thanks for the updates and I hope they smell blood and stay on him.
    Are you watching the stock market? Dow Down almost 500 points. The 2nd Great Depression I have been calling for is coming.
    When Dems get in and the full spectrum of Bush's lies about the economy are found out it will crash big time. Of course Bush will blame it on us. Tomorrows conversation!