The Bush Crime Wave July 13, 2007

by Will

Will Grigg's Liberty Minute

It often seems that the Bush administration is not a government, but rather a crime wave in perpetual session. Mr. Bush recently ordered former White House counsel Harriet Miers to defy a congressional subpoena to answer questions about the politically motivated firings of several federal prosecutors.

Current White House Counsel Fred Fielding insists that Miers ?has absolute immunity from compelled congressional testimony? regarding her role as a presidential adviser. That claim is ludicrous on its face, but Mrs. Miers is welcome to appear before Congress to make it. However, she is not free to reject a congressional subpoena, and Bush's order that she do so is a crime.

The US federal criminal code ? 18 USC Sec. 1505 -- defines obstruction of a congressional inquiry as a felony punishable by a fine, a prison term of up to 5 years, or both.

Cowering behind the skirts of a woman who may face prosecution on his account, Mr. Bush is defying his constitutional responsibility to ?take care that the laws be faithfully executed.?

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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