View Full Version : Conyers Says Bush Will Magically Cooperate As Impeachment Support Grows

07-08-2007, 11:25 AM
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Rep. Conyers predicts Bush cooperation as impeachment support grows

(Beltman713: I say, "Dream the fuck on Conyers!")

Published: Sunday July 8, 2007

Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, appeared Sunday on This Week with George Stephanopoulos to discuss his promise to hold hearings next week on President Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's jail sentence.

When asked why hearings were appropriate, when the president's pardon power is unlimited except in cases of impeachment, Conyers replied. "What separates this from President Clinton's pardons, and anybody else's, is that ... the president is not supposed to intervene until there has been an exhaustion of the appear process. And here the president didn't wait. ... The suspicion was that if Mr. Libby went to prison, he might further implicate other people in the White House, and that there was some kind of relationship here that does not exist in any of President Clinton's pardons."

"You seem to be suggesting that President Bush commuted Mr. Libby's sentence in order to keep him quiet."

"That's what the general impression is," said Conyers, explaining that his committee was asking Bush to do what Clinton had done and allow his lawyers to testify so that they could "put this kind of feeling, that is fairly general, to rest."

Conyers' most striking statement was his suggestion that growing public support for impeachment of the president might make the White House more inclined to cooperate with his committee. He told Stephanopoulos, "We're hoping that as the cries for Cheney and Bush now reach 46% and 58%, respectively, for impeachment, that we could begin to become a little bit more cooperative, if not even amicable in trying to get to the truth of these matters."


07-08-2007, 11:51 AM
Sooooo... calls for impeachment is punishment enough?