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Originally posted by Delta 38
This story will come back fairly soon. The Grand Jury investigating this whole affair is supposed to come to a close in the next few weeks and the Special Prosecutor in charge of the investigation is expected to release his findings and make formal charges if needed. It looks like he may be planning some type of conspiracy charge and Rove will not be the only senior person in the Bush Administration charged with a crime. Members of the media, ........................ may also be charged. Rove, Cheney's Chief of Staffy Scooter Libby,
[edit on 22-9-2005 by Delta 38]
Originally posted by RyanC
Actually, this ties into the new court nominee, as well, Harriet Miers. Bush was expected to appoint a hard-line right-wing nutjob, . . . . . . . but instead he has nominated somebody known to be a major administration boot-licker who is known for being "fiercely loyal" to Bush. When the idictments against Rove, Libby, et. al. are handed down, you can bet that they will be appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court, and at that point the "fiercely loyal" new Justice will really come in handy for the criminal syndicate known as the Bush administration.
Originally posted by nanna_of_6
It is about time for Bush & Co to get what they have coming to them . I was watching MSNBC tonight, there was a senator that came on who stated that he brought it to Fitzgerald's attention that due to some of the speaches that Bush gave for reason's to go to war with Iraq, ie; "the mushroom cloud" etc, lying to Congress and the citizens of the US in order to start the attack on Iraq was of criminal intent/conspircy, showing fake papers etc, to gain support from the Citizens of the US and Congress. Some Senators want all that added into Fitzgerald's investigation.
Originally posted by CyberKat
Remember, he was the "big story" for about a week some time ago now, for having supposedly named Valerie Plame as an undercover CIA Operative?
Originally posted by RyanC
Well, I'm glad somebody likes her! [....]
What if this appointment could possibly be designed to fail? Look at it this way: Bush wants another right-wing nutjob like Scalia or Thomas or (probably) Roberts on the court, but right now his reputation is in tatters (finally) and he can't win a big political fight. How would he get the kind of fascist conservative ideologue he wants on there at a time like this? Easy. He appoints somebody who stirs up a bunch of controversy and misgivings, wears the Senate out in a bitter confirmation battle that this appointee ultimately loses, and then when everyone is worn out and there's no appetite for another big confirmation fight, he finds somebody with a good and qualified legal record who also happens to be an activist conservative judge (I don't buy the argument that right-wing judges are any more "restrained" than so-called "leftist" judges) and they sail through confirmation.
In order to pursue this strategy, he would need someone who is willing to be a scapegoat appointment, someone willing to fall on their sword for Bush in order for him to get the kind of toxic right-winger he really wants on there without much of a fight. Ms. Miers certainly seems like she would be loyal enough to do it.
So there's another theory, meaning the real reason for this nomination is either what I outlined in my post yesterday, or else perhaps this scenario. Any thoughts?
Originally posted by TrueLies
If these are true, can bush et all be charged as criminals and can a
conspiracy charge really be brought against them? I'm sure this would
bring many voter's out of the woodwork to proclaim that they never
voted for bush a second time and perhaps more criminal charges? There
is absolutely no doubt in my mind these people have created countless
criminals acts, and have gone against the constitutional law more times
then I can count my farts.