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Monkey see monkey do! Bush claims oversight exemtion too!

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posted on Jun, 24 2007 @ 09:50 AM
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heeere's your president!:


The White House says the president's own order on classified data does not apply to his office or the vice president's.

Overseeing the overseers?

WASHINGTON — The White House said Friday that, like Vice President Dick Cheney's office, President Bush's office is not allowing an independent federal watchdog to oversee its handling of classified national security information.

An executive order that Bush issued in March 2003 — amending an existing order — requires all government agencies that are part of the executive branch to submit to oversight. Although it doesn't specifically say so, Bush's order was not meant to apply to the vice president's office or the president's office, a White House spokesman said.


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who watches the watchers indeed?



posted on Jun, 24 2007 @ 09:25 PM
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There seems to be a lot of ignorance floating about on exactly what an executive order is


They're simply directives given to his employees. He can change them at any time. They don't have any force of law beyond any underlying law they seek to implement. The President can discard, rewrite, or create new ones at any time. They do not apply to the president himself.



posted on Jun, 24 2007 @ 09:41 PM
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so, in essence the CIC is above his own laws?


The President can discard, rewrite, or create new ones at any time. They do not apply to the president himself.

wtf?? isn't there a process for that?



posted on Jun, 25 2007 @ 03:00 AM
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Originally posted by karby
wtf?? isn't there a process for that?


No there's no process for this. The President is undisputed head of the executive branch. He is practically a dictator when it comes to executive orders. Executive orders have to be within the law and Constitution though, otherwise courts can overturn them. Congress can, of course, always create a law that supercedes any executive order.




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