The Scoop

House Judiciary Trio Calls for Impeach Cheney Hearings

thenation.com – December 14, 2007

“Democrats Robert Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on Friday distributed a statement, “A Case for Hearings,” that declares, “The issues at hand are too serious to ignore, including credible allegations of abuse of power that if proven may well constitute high crimes and misdemeanors under our constitution. The charges against Vice President Cheney relate to his deceptive actions leading up to the Iraq war, the revelation of the identity of a covert agent for political retaliation, and the illegal wiretapping of American citizens.” ”

Committee finds Rove, Bolten in contempt

seattletimes.nwsource.com – December 14, 2007

“A Senate panel found former presidential adviser Karl Rove and current White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to testify and turn over documents in the investigation of the firings of nine U.S. attorneys last year.”

Wikileaks busts Gitmo propaganda team

wujukeaks.org – December 12, 2007

“The US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been caught conducting covert propaganda attacks on the internet. The attacks, exposed this week in a report by the government transparency group Wikileaks, include deleting detainee ID numbers from Wikipedia last month, the systematic posting of unattributed “self praise” comments on news organization web sites in response to negative press, boosting pro-Guantanamo stories on the internet news site Digg and even modifying Fidel Castro’s encyclopedia article to describe the Cuban president as “an admitted transexual.”

CREW Chief Counsel Anne Weismann Responds to White House Attack

citizensforethics.org – December 5, 2007

“…the White House has advanced the newly minted legal theory that the Office of Administration is suddenly no longer an agency subject to the FOIA.”

Wexler urges hearings on Cheney trial

palmbeachpost.com – December 3, 2007

“Wexler, who represents an ultra-Democratic Palm Beach-Broward district, recently took an e-mail poll of about 3,000 constituents and found 61 percent in favor of impeaching Cheney and removing him from office. Wexler insists he hasn’t prejudged the matter but wants hearings to probe whether Cheney manipulated intelligence to bamboozle the U.S. into war with Iraq, which Wexler voted to authorize in 2002.”

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