Tue Jun 10, 2008
House Judiciary Chair and Daily Kos contributor John Conyers has asked for a new tack on impeachment – a better way to challenge the party Leadership that has been obstructing him. And we’ve got it!
The 35 Articles of Impeachment raised yesterday include at least two that implicate leaders in Congress as apparent accessories to Bush’s high crimes and misdemeanors. Specifically, the bipartisan Congressional “Gang of Eight” was secretly tipped off about warrantless NSA surveillance and torture (Articles #24 and #18) years before the New York Times and Washington Post revealed them to the public. Those reports have never been disputed.
Under the House Ethics Rules, Nancy Pelosi and other witnesses (who may be accessories) are required to recuse themselves from participation to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. They are interested parties who can not in good faith move to keep impeachment off the table.
h/t: After Downing Street
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