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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Okay guys... Hear me out. This isn't a pure pipedream and fantasy. Obama would probably sooner give his left arm than give this guy immunity from anything, and that covers all the law enforcement in the nation coming down from Executive Branch side management of the Government.
That is NOT the only robust body of the United States Government capable of bestowing full immunity on a man, now is it? Folks, correct me if I'm wrong here but can't Congress grant a person full immunity in relation to acts committed within testimony they give to Congress?
This is predicated on the idea that he's honestly not given secrets that could and will get people killed, as he's said himself he has not done. If he's really been nothing but a very unique whistle blower, I cannot see the good argument against doing this, given the nature and real public interest good his revelations have been up to this point.
It really does seem like the sort of thing Congress would want to hear more about, so taking testimony isn't a gimmick to immunize. There sits the best witness yet, and I don't care if Congressional motives are political. They can be taking their orders from Santa Clause to be on the "nice" list for all I care. If it gets the guy open to testify into the public record? Congress *DOES* have this power, as far as I know.
After all, they passed the laws that ...up to this point...he's guilty of breaking, didn't they?
Originally posted by Gazrok
Public sentiment is a fleeting thing though. As soon as this whole story is off the front pages, this guy is going to vanish (and not in a good way). You can bank on it...