Saturday, January 21, 2006

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

The House of Representatives Democrats held a forum with legal experts on Friday regarding the recent domestic surveillance performed without Court approval by the Bush Administration. In an exchange with Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-New York), one of the lions in the Democratic Party, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington Law School said:

"What the president ordered in this case was a crime. The federal law makes it clear that you cannot engage in this type of operation without committing a crime."
Read all about it here in the Baltimore Sun.

Moreover, Congressman Nadler asked if he, Turley, believed Bush’s actions met the "high crimes and misdemeanors" criteria mentioned in the Constitution. Turley said that he believed the Administration's actions were "high crimes and misdemeanors. "

Woo. It's going to be a "bumpy ride" the next few months.

2 Comments:

Blogger bladerunner said...

Dems must press this issue but let impeachment be a natural result of the investigation instead of the initial burst. No sense shooting your wad early.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Lou Delgado said...

I agree.

2:33 AM  

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