February 05, 2008

CREW: Fiiiiiiiiiiiinally, prosecutor sought for White House Probe!! RAH!!

About bloody time. Enough is MORE than enough.

Go to it, quit the friggin stallin.

and nail the whole damned lot.

Be sure to read my letter to His High Lord Waxman, buried under reams of stuff he should be investigating.


Prosecutor Sought for White House Probe

by Peter Yost

An advocacy group on Monday sought a criminal probe of the White House over millions of possibly missing e-mails, saying someone may have deliberately deleted them to conceal involvement in a potential crime.0205 01

In a letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said the White House also may have violated two federal record-keeping laws, including the Federal Records Act, which carries criminal sanctions for unlawful destruction.

CREW, which is suing the Executive Office of the President, said over 10 million e-mails from March 2003 to October 2005 are missing. The period coincides with the runup to the Iraq invasion and the leaking by at least three top White House aides of the CIA identity of Valerie Plame.

The White House referred questions on the letter to the Justice Department, which declined immediate comment.

Asked last month about the possibility of missing e-mail, the White House said there is no reason to believe that any e-mails or other data are missing.

Two years ago, the prosecutor in the CIA leak probe of the Plame affair publicly revealed that the White House had a problem with its e-mail system, and that not all e-mail for the offices of the president and vice president in 2003 had been preserved through the normal archiving process.

In its letter to Mukasey, CREW asked the attorney general to appoint a special counsel, saying the Justice Department does not have the requisite independence to conduct an investigation of the White House.

At stake is the right of future generations to look back and understand the role of White House officials in critical events, said Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director.

On the Net:

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: http://www.citizensforethics.org/

19 Comments so far

  1. satr9prodxns February 5th, 2008 11:10 am

    and while the congress sits on it’s collective ass, the executive (that includes you, dick) is destroying the evidence sought.

  2. TheLorax February 5th, 2008 11:28 am

    A day late and a dollar short….

  3. mairs February 5th, 2008 11:33 am

    “At stake is the right of future generations to look back and understand the role of White House officials in critical events, said Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director.”

    Actually what is at stake is bringing their criminal conduct to light right NOW. But of course there is no one left who will do that. The last uncorrupted person in Washington, please turn off the lights when you leave.

  4. conscience February 5th, 2008 11:53 am

    The 18 minute gap on the Nixon tapes kinda pales when compared to this wholesale destruction of records.

    Wasn’t it Cheney who told Nixon to put the tapes on the White House lawn and burn them? How many more Executive Building “fires” will it take to keep the criminal corruption of this administration covered up–???

    Thanks CREW — !!!

  5. greatbear215 February 5th, 2008 12:02 pm

    What’s the issue? Throw the bums in jail.

  6. Barn Burner February 5th, 2008 12:02 pm

    Doesnt make any difference, gone or archived they will be wrapped up in “executive privilege” never to be seen for at least 50 years - long after our history books glorify the reign of “George the lesser”.

  7. claudius February 5th, 2008 12:14 pm

    Let’s look at the picture. Destroyed CIA tapes recording torture, deletion of millions of emails, more than 900 documented lies misleading the United States into illegal occupation of another country, and a host of other documented and known falsifications. It does not take a genius to figure out what is happening here. These are criminal acts. Since the Congress will not step up, and the DoJ will not do anything, it is up to the people of this country to hold these criminals in the White House and Congress accountable. We need to set up our own tribunals that bypass the courts, the Congress, and the Unitary Executive to try and convict these criminals. It is the only way we will be able to change things in this country since our government basically has abandoned us (treason??). Are we not entitled to form another government to replace this corrupt bunch of traitors and opportunists who have unlawfully and willingly abrogated their power and duties? Perhaps we need to draft a new Declaration of Independence? It seems to me that this is our only option if we want to make meaningful change in this country.

  8. Linda Sutton February 5th, 2008 12:17 pm

    Where is Henry Waxman and his crack investigative committee on this one? And if investigated, what will he DO with the findings? Anything? Maybe a press release? Maybe an interview with Moyers?

    Certainly NOT impeach. He’s part of the herd following Shepard Nancy off the cliff of “impeachment is off the table.”

    Instead of LISTENING to his constituents who elected him to represent OUR best interests, he continues to parrot the party leadership line and tell us that he “disagrees.”

    Gee, Henry, you work for US. Ever think about that lately? You’ve been an incumbent so long that maybe this relationship has been forgotten. Certainly seemed so in that Town Hall on Dec 27th when the majority of questioners OPPOSED your cavalier position against impeachment.

    What you and others like you need is serious opposition in the Democratic primaries. Jane Harman certainly took note last time around when she was challenged by Marcy Winograd of Progressive Democrats of America (LA).

    Unfortunately, the thousands of lobbyist dollars you receive scare off any serious opponents….thus keeping our Congress in gridlock. A Congressional approval rating LOWER than the worst president in American history is the result. Have you noticed that lately?

  9. claudius February 5th, 2008 12:32 pm

    This past weekend Henry Waxman did an interview with Bill Moyers. He basically is totally frustrated with the Bush Admin (gee, no surprise). Moyers did not ask him what he intends to do with the results of all of these investigations. In other words, it was a waste of everyone’s time because Waxman and the Dems will not do anything. The worst fraud and plunder ever to take place at the federal level in this country’s history will sache out the door and forever leave its trail of stench behind for all of us to smell. Do we the people want to do anything before these crooks leave office with all of the loot they have plundered from us since our government has abandoned us?

  10. dreamertoo February 5th, 2008 12:39 pm

    Henry Waxman scheduled hearings on this, Feb 15th.

    CREW is moving ahead.

  11. Mendo Chuck February 5th, 2008 12:47 pm

    Thank You mairs
    “The last uncorrupted person in Washington, please turn off the lights when you leave.”
    No one has said it better . . . . .

  12. cruz_ctrl February 5th, 2008 12:55 pm

    “The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world banks is surely preferrable to the national auto-determination practised in past centuries.”

    -David Rockefeller, Germany, 1991, speaking to the Bilderberger group.

  13. Swaheal February 5th, 2008 12:59 pm

    Our great experiment in democracy is fast becoming what our “government” supposedly hates about dictorial nations. Us poor’ens can only live so long on “trickle down” which in other words would be the ‘drool” of the rich. Revolution is coming and I hope I live long enough to see it!

  14. since1492 February 5th, 2008 1:54 pm

    Washington D.C. politics have become dysfunctional. There is so much corruption and so many lies that there is no more credibility. Who can believe a special prosecutor after what we know about the 9/11 Commission. The deck is stacked and I wouldn’t be surprised if there is no presidential election this year.
    Hoa binh

  15. MeAlsoToo February 5th, 2008 1:57 pm

    I’m available! [Cheap, too!!]
    How about a Cartman-Probe?

  16. MeAlsoToo February 5th, 2008 2:04 pm

    “The deck is stacked and I wouldn’t be surprised if there is no presidential election this year.”

    There won’t be one, silly [name one in your-lifetime?] — but she’ll be ‘elected’ just-the-same, take that ‘to the Bank’ (if it’s foreign-owned, and within corporate-D.C., that-is!). [She so loves that-Bank — she mentioned it to Me and others at the recent Toronto Bilderberger’s, even…just like her Governor/Rhodes-husband did at the Conference before his big/first-’election’, also]

  17. Nietzsche February 5th, 2008 2:06 pm

    Ever since Reagan they have told us what they were going to do, they have done it, and we watched them do it.

    Runaway climate change might not have happened but for runaway capitalism. Heavy investment in wind and solar in the 80’s or even 90’s might have made a big difference.

    When next quarter’s profits are all that matters neither the poor nor the planet has a prayer.

  18. ToeBot February 5th, 2008 3:31 pm

    E-mails, shme-mails, Baseball has a steroid problem!

  19. KEM PATRICK February 5th, 2008 3:54 pm

    So does football, the Patriots were caught stealing secrets from the other teams side line charts with high power video lenses. Now that’s some really important shit.

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