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07/25/2007 10:25 AM ID: 63796 Permalink   

Cheney Granted Right to Interfere at Justice Dept.


Cheney, his chief of Staff and his counsel have been granted the authority once reserved only for the President, to intervene at will in pending matters at the Justice Department.

At Tuesday's Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Gonzalez was stumped when confronted with the memo he'd signed granting such privileges to the VP and his staff. He was unable to explain why the VP needed such authority.

Gonzales' May 2006 memo also gave Cheney's staff the ability to discuss 'Presidential Clemency Matters' with the Justice Department, perhaps including the Libby clemency.

Gonzales admitted feeling "troubled by this" when confronted with the memo.

    WebReporter: awhompbamboom Show Calling Card      
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If they try and impeach Mr Bush, this guy can step in and say "no way boys".... right?
  by: Maxx20     07/25/2007 01:44 PM     
  I dont think so  
Impeachment is done by congress or the senate rather than by the police, isnt it?
  by: Gogevandire   07/25/2007 01:51 PM     
Has to be voted upon by the House of Representatives. If it passes, then the Senate tries the Executive Member. If there is a 2/3rds majority that he/she is guilty, then that politician is removed from office.
  by: Allanthar     07/25/2007 02:16 PM     
  the trail of bs seems to never end...  
at what point do we follow the trail all the way up to the bulls ass. Then the boot can be applied.
  by: ukcn001XYZ   07/25/2007 02:25 PM     
  @ uncn  
seriously... it's got to be a big ass boot :-D
  by: h00ter86   07/25/2007 03:23 PM     
  @ ukcn***  
Sorry for error
  by: h00ter86   07/25/2007 03:24 PM     
  still waiting on an explanation  
i'm still waiting for a worthy explanation for why on 9/11 cheney was given the authority to remove the US's air defense for the day of 9/11 at NORAD... this is another power that only the president has had before.

i wonder how many people forgot about this... or even worse yet how many people didn't even know about this.

impeachment is a joke... impeaching the president in the US's situation does nothing, cheney would then be the president for all intensive purpose he's been the hand up bush's ass making the puppet walk and talk... clinton gets impeached for lying about a blow-job, something for which he shouldn't have been on trail for, bush openly lies about the war, terrorism, the state of the economy etc, etc the latter is a far more serious crime yet its a crime that he's not nor likely will be on trail for... moral of the story... you can kill 650,000 people and not lose your so long as you don't get a blow job outside of marriage... you get a blow job kiss you job goodbye... bush and cheney are therefor safe... who would blow them, after all they ain't no slick willy's like billy boy
  by: havoc666     07/25/2007 05:33 PM     
  Are you serious?!!!?!?!?!  
Ok that does it. This was the last straw. Ok people I need a new country preferabley one without a potential dictator.
  by: TruHawg   07/25/2007 06:16 PM     
haha. nice point. Dick Cheney is so sexually frustrated that he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.

Makes me sad to think that it's possible that elected officials would tamper with the framework of the U.S. government. I put my faith in eventual elections, which may or may not solve anything. It'd be a shame for everyone to get so bent out of shape that the people of the US will have to step out of line and bypass elections to get new leaders put in place.
  by: theironboard     07/26/2007 01:32 AM     
Yeah, Impeachment is pretty much a slap on the wrist. We need Abraham Lincoln justice.

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it."
-Abraham Lincoln

A warning to the current administration from John F. Kennedy:

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”
  by: QuestioningAnswers   07/26/2007 06:08 AM     
source please? I hadn't heard about this.
  by: awhompbamboom     07/26/2007 06:16 PM     
Here you go (they also have sources listed there for you):
  by: QuestioningAnswers   07/27/2007 07:03 AM     
  by: awhompbamboom     07/28/2007 01:01 AM     
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