He has suggested that such hearings could turn villains - "people who should be documented in history as making many profound errors and violating the Constitution" - into victims. Therefore, any documents and testimony relating to the destruction of videotapes depicting torture, to the firings of U. Homeland Security The President's policy on matters related to security and intelligence. He told supporters to spend the hour preceding the House vote speaking with their local lawmakers. Become a Sustaining Member of the Sun and, at your option, enjoy an ad-free reading experience. And one of the powers of the legislature to check a run amok executive is the power of impeachment.
In yet another scenario, as laid out in the 25th amendment to the constitution, which Bush invoked when he handed off power to Cheney, the vice-president, acting in concert with a majority of the cabinet, might declare the president unfit to serve. They conduct and barbaric policies have reduced our beloved country to a historic low in the eyes of the people of the world. Batchelor is host of "The John Batchelor Show," now on hiatus. Torture Statute and War Crimes Act. Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? It's unlikely the road ahead will be so straightforward; and "Vice" is bold warning that, were the Democrats to fail at the polls next month, it's Reichenbach Falls for all of us. This is the most delicious scenario, for connoisseurs of political intrigue, though the amendment has never been invoked to remove power from a president against his will.
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This office s inherenly powerful, and as we know, power corupts even the most high minded. This may seem like a mere symbolic gesture even if the bill passes. House of Representatives to debate the issue of whether to impeach Bush and Cheney. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. But impeachment hearings would be different, Wexler said, since the White House could not raise a privilege claim in order to avoid answering questions from lawmakers.
Dick Cheney lashes out at Russia for act of war as neocons try outreach Alamy. The California Impeachment Slate www. Your email address will not be published. Why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20, students through college. I think this has been a profoundly un American administration But it s going to be very hard to prosecute these people The Obama folks don t want to.