Wednesday, July 25, 2007

and- you want me to hope?

The House Judiciary Committee voted contempt of Congress citations Wednesday against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and President Bush's former legal counselor, Harriet Miers.

Contempt of Congress would be a federal misdemeanor punishable by up to a $100,000 fine and a one-year prison sentence. If the citations win support in the full House, they would be forwarded to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbiaa Bush appointee (emphasis mine).

And that's as far as it's likely to go, the Justice Department said in a letter to the committee late Tuesday.

Contempt of Congress is a federal crime, but a sitting president has the authority to commute the sentence or pardon anyone convicted or accuses of any federal crime.

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1 comment:

Larry said...

As far as I'm concerned this is more bluster to deflect the public from the fact, that they refused to stop funding the war, and they refuse to impeach Bush.