Key White House aides could be made to testify under oath about the firing of federal prosecutors, after a panel in Congress voted to authorise subpoenas.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A Senate committee on Thursday authorized subpoenas for White House political adviser Karl Rove and others to testify under oath about the firings of U.S. attorneys.
A defiant President Bush warned Democrats to accept his offer to have top aides speak about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not under oath, or risk a constitutional showdown from which he would not back down.
With this week's release of more than 3,000 Justice Dept email messages about the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors, it seems clear that politics played a role in the ousters. Of course, as one of the eight, I've felt that way for some
Remember the anthrax scare? It was about 4 weeks after 9/11. Letters laced with powdery spores of the deadly bacteria were mailed. In all, 5 people died, 17 fell ill. At first, everyone thought this was another al-Qaeda terrorist attack.
While serving as President Bush’s White House lawyer, Alberto Gonzales advised Bush that the president’s war time powers permitted Bush to ignore the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and to use the National Security Agency to spy on US citizens
Under-oath testimony by Valerie Plame-Wilson in the House Oversight Committee on-going right now. Recurring theme over and over again: She was covert, covert, covert when her identity was outed and her cover was blown --- for the first time in histor
The White House dropped its contention that former Counsel Harriet Miers first raised the idea of firing US attorneys, blaming "hazy memories" as e-mails shed new light on Karl Rove's role. Support eroded further for Attorney General Al
(Why Haliburton HQ picked up and moved to Dubai. The Bush administration is going to make sure that someone at Paramount has to stay after school for this movie. The references to Cheney and Haliburton are too close for comfort :)
Sen. John Sununu of New Hampshire became the first Republican in Congress to call for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' dismissal, hours after President Bush expressed confidence in his embattled Cabinet officer.
New unreleased emails from top adminstration officials show the idea of firing all 93 US attorneys was by Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than previously acknowledged by the White House.
The Army Corps of Engineers, rushing to meet President Bush's promise to protect New Orleans by the start of the 2006 hurricane season, installed defective flood-control pumps despite warnings the equipment would fail during a storm, according to
The chief aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned in the wake of revelations about his role in the ouster of eight U.S. attorneys. Kyle Sampson may be called to testify by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who are demanding
The Chairman of the House's Oversight and Government Reform Committee today demanded that Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice respond to 11 outstanding requests for information sent by his office since 2003. The letters primarily concerned claims
The White House acknowledged that presidential adviser Karl Rove served as a conduit for complaints to the Justice Department about federal prosecutors who were later fired for what critics charge were partisan political reasons.
"That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture," Juan Tiney, the direc
THE US vice-president, Dick Cheney, is expected to come under pressure over his role in the outing of Valerie Plame, the former CIA agent, when she testifies before Congress this week.
Why does a Vice President have a chief of staff? The Vice President has no administrative functions. Why does he need a staff or a chief to run it? And why should he have a National Security Adviser? The President already has one. Why should the Vice
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to testify before his committee about his investigation into the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame-Wilson's identity. Plame-Wilson, Waxman's office said, has agreed to testify before Congress on
The nation's top two law enforcement officials acknowledged the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans. They apologized and vowed to prevent further illegal intrusions. [we won't do it, snicker, again]
There have been calls for the impeachment of President Bush from certain left-wing groups for years. For the most part, those calls have been correctly ignored.
[and he is so happy to be in Latinia] Taunted by leftist President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, President Bush on Friday insisted the United States is not neglecting Latin America and celebrated an alternative-fuels pact with Brazil as proof.
Senior Senate Republicans today delivered scathing criticism of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales for his handling of the firing of eight US attorneys, joining Democrats in charging that the prosecutors were dismissed without adequate explanation.
A White House official said last night there was a "strong expectation" that President George W. Bush would pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the disgraced aide. The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was found guilt
President George W. Bush has the constitutional power to pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, but will he do it? Democrats were immediately suspicious that he would, the White House was careful not to rule it out, and Intrade, an online predict
A year and a half after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, FEMA is auctioning off at fire-sale prices thousands of trailers used by storm victims, raising fears among mobile-home dealers that the government will flood the market and depress prices.
The jury rejected Mr. Libby's claims of memory lapses as it convicted him of obstruction of justice, giving false statements to the F.B.I. and perjuring himself, charges embodied in four of the five counts of the indictment.
A bipartisan proposal targeting White House rules on the release of presidential papers would claw back power over public records from the executive branch, advocates of the bill say.
http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=14484 for the 'conspiracy story' - "US Military Attempt Arrest of Vice President Cheney, 3 Reported Dead" (copy and Paste link)
[Trailer park trash.] Security fears led US Vice-President Dick Cheney to exchange his Air Force Two suite for a high-tech trailer chained to the floor of a military plane for his visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan. [Port-a-bunker]