Miers And Taylor Should Be Held In Contempt
Posted by nytexan on July 11, 2007
Enough is enough, Harriett Miers and Sara Taylor should both be held in contempt of Congress. They should spend a few nights in jail to reassess their loyalty to the most corrupt president in U.S. history.
- WASHINGTON – President Bush ordered his former White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to defy a congressional subpoena and refuse to testify Thursday before a House panel investigating U.S. attorney firings.
- “Ms. Miers has absolute immunity from compelled congressional testimony as to matters occurring while she was a senior adviser to the president,” White House Counsel Fred Fielding wrote in a letter to Miers’ lawyer, George T. Manning.
- Conyers, who had previously said he would consider pursuing criminal contempt citations against anyone who defied his committee’ subpoenas, revealed the letters after former White House political director Sara Taylor testified Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- Taylor said she knew of no involvement by the president in the firings of the attorneys.
- She irked senators by refusing to answer many questions from a panel investigating whether the firings were politically motivated. She said she was bound by Bush’s position that White House conversations were protected by executive privilege.
Both Miers and Taylor are public citizens, so what right does the President have to tell any public citizen that they won’t testify. How dare Bush. It is very obvious to me that everyone that has ever been involved with this White House who is subpoenaed or on trial has been paid off.
The corruption that spins around this administration is a disgrace to the American foundation of truth and honor. The lack of action by the entire U.S. Congress is just as disgraceful. You really have to wonder how many members of Congress are on the Bush/Cheney corruption payroll.
Conyers, Leahy, Waxman, Feingold, Schumer need to be running the show. The rest of the top level Senators and Congressman are barley showing up to collect their pay check.