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Ear to the Ground

Bush to Miers: Don’t Talk

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Posted on Jul 11, 2007
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Keeping mum:  Looks like Harriet Miers won’t testify in the U.S. attorney firing investigation.


President Bush has told his former White House counsel, Harriet E. Miers, not to even appear before the House Judiciary Committee in its investigation into the firings of U.S. attorneys, the committee chairman said Wednesday. The panel was to hear from Miers on Thursday.

Rep. John D. Conyers, the Michigan Democrat who heads the committee, said he was told in a letter, dated Tuesday, from Miers’ lawyer that she would not appear.  Conyers said the lawyer was reacting to a letter from Fred F. Fielding, the current White House counsel, asserting that “Ms. Miers has absolute immunity from compelled Congressional testimony as to matters occurring while she was a senior adviser to the president.”

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By ardee, July 13, 2007 at 5:50 am Link to this comment

Why should Meiers be worried, she will simply be granted the same free pass as Libby…..

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By dglow, July 12, 2007 at 5:28 pm Link to this comment
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Five days to showdown!  The line has been drawn in the sand.  The survival of our republic is held in the balance.  I predict the honorable John Conyers will act with courage and the entire neocon house of cards will collapse.

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By rage, July 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm Link to this comment
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Fine!

Then, toss her bony behind in jail GITMO-style for contempt of Congress. And, then start impeachment of this bunch of repugnitards!

Enough with all this futile mollycoddling of this rancid bunch of spoiled overgrown brats who figure their crap to be non-offensively odorless. Once Miers has been extraordinarily rendered for a few hours, she’ll want to sing like Jennifer Hudson in Dream Girls. Cut her loose in general population in a bright orange jumpsuit. Let the victims of her boy Gonzo’s justice antics toss her salad behind bars a couple days. She’ll be glad to do anything Congress asks.

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By C.P.T.L., July 12, 2007 at 4:28 pm Link to this comment
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If one were to assemble a list of the top 100 people in the United States that are well aware, that know from off the top of their head without needing to look up the law, that Ms. Miers does not have immunity from compelled Congressional testimony, one of them would be Ms Miers.

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By CitizenDefender, July 12, 2007 at 3:45 pm Link to this comment

According to the Associated Press former White House Harriet Miers was ordered by President Bush to defy congressional summons.

Seems pretty straightforward that by not showing up Ms. Miers needs to be held in contempt of Congress.

Perhaps the Bush administration thinks Ms. Miers may slip up and open herself up to more questions by her responses.

This administration is filled with so many errors of judgment, deceptions and intentional omissions that it reflects an unbelievable level of incompetence.

How convenient that Al Qaeda is suddenly an imminent threat again.

The Federation of American Scientists needs to step forward and issue an accurate statement on how the World Trade Center buildings were brought down so criminal charges can be brought against the real perpetrators.

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By ardee, July 12, 2007 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment

Republicans a shoe? I thought they were the elephant?
Hmmm, and a child shall lead them.

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By nf, July 12, 2007 at 1:08 pm Link to this comment

The best course of action for Bush may be to force
Cheney to resign.  Then resign himself thereby elevating Pelosi to the presidency.  When the public sees how the democrats led by Pelosi ( too bad she’s of Italian descent) make matters much worse both domestically and internationally, the republicans will be a shoe in November ‘08.

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By Rick, July 12, 2007 at 11:16 am Link to this comment
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That is an insult to bags of scum everywhere!

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By QuyTran, July 12, 2007 at 10:15 am Link to this comment

Ref # 86141 - Mike Mid-City

Dear Mike, I’m sorry for insulting fishs, but do you know how’d the farmers do with spoiled fishs ? They use them as fertilizers. So this servant value is equal to a bag of fertilizer no more or less !

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By Groovesmoothly, July 12, 2007 at 8:59 am Link to this comment

Arrest her for contempt of Congress. I’d suggest we just send a patty wagon.

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By Scott, July 12, 2007 at 8:37 am Link to this comment

Can’t somebody make a citizens arrest? Is impeachment through Congress the only legal option?

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By KISS, July 12, 2007 at 8:27 am Link to this comment

Another reason for Impeachment, but who has the balls to raise the banner? How sad that voters have such short memories. We need to elect politicols that will vote for impeachment and no more dallying around and wringing their hands. Those without courage need not be returned to Washinton. Impeachment takes the bias supreme court out of the equation.

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By Scott, July 12, 2007 at 6:40 am Link to this comment

As time goes by its easier to see how America’s freedoms have become so detestable.

There’s not much to admire about the freedom that’s been granted to America’s rulers.

The whole world is watching.

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By Pacrat, July 12, 2007 at 6:19 am Link to this comment
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Bush demands loyalty from Groupie!

Did Bush check first with Cheney - it ain’t final til the fat man sings! Oh, he already did! So he can command former employees to go to jail for him? Wasn’t this the groupie that he tried to appoint to his Supreme Court? She would have made a wonderful Supreme if she listens to her old boss.

Can Meirs get away with this without a “contempt of congress” ruling. She should know better than Bush about the consequences.

Is it time for another Chertoff “gut feeling” to distract everyone from this latest Bush scandal?

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By ChicagoGuy, July 12, 2007 at 6:09 am Link to this comment
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This administration is totally corrupt. We are beginning to look like some third world totalitarian form of government. Bush and his cronies have made a mockery of our laws not to mention the Constitution. The American people not only need to remove this administration from office but also prosecute ALL of them for their illegal acts. The time is now to IMPEACH and PROSECUTE!

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By ardee, July 12, 2007 at 5:42 am Link to this comment

One push against one key member of the Bush cabal, one little chink in the armor, one overwhelming fear of prosecution and jail is all that is needed.

But the push must come on all fronts and at the same time or Bush will deal with each individual case as he did with Libby’s….......

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By republicansscareme, July 12, 2007 at 3:39 am Link to this comment
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Despite her dubious character, I can’t help but pity the woman.  She looks like she may have been a decent person at some point in her life, but she fell in with a pack of criminals and traitors.

Do the crime, pay the time, Harriet.

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By GW=MCHammered, July 12, 2007 at 12:02 am Link to this comment
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No, Ms. Meirs. You may sing, debunk, poem, disclose, chant, unwrap, intone, expose, gargle, singsong, spill the beans, pronounce, let the cat out of the bag, even twang… as long as you tell the truth. But my darling, you needn’t do his talk.

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By m gazo, July 11, 2007 at 10:03 pm Link to this comment
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Do the words “obstruction of justice” ring a bell?

I believe our little kinglet is trying to muzzle the process by intimidating a witness.

Isn’t that a felony??

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By QuyTran, July 11, 2007 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment

This servant will surely be as dumb as a spoiled fish

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By rodney, July 11, 2007 at 8:37 pm Link to this comment
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If I were trying to stay out of jail or avoid being impeached I would not let anyone in my Admininstration talk to anyone or ever writea book. Maybe Bush will have all disgruntled exstaffers labaled as enemy combatants and sent to quantanimo bay to br tortured ans silenced.

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By DennisD, July 11, 2007 at 8:21 pm Link to this comment
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Miers to Bu$h - don’t worry Georgie I won’t, I sure wouldn’t want to have a fatal car accident on the way to the hearing now would I.

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By THOMAS BILLIS, July 11, 2007 at 8:19 pm Link to this comment
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Bush to Meirs” act stupid it has worked for me for 6 years”.

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By kevin99999, July 11, 2007 at 7:26 pm Link to this comment
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The republicans are absolutely scum bags.

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