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Series-WeThePeople- Impeach Bill in Congress #28

by Rose Mountain (writer), , November 13, 2007

Congressman Kucinich Bill HR 333, Kucinich interview by Democracy Now, text of Congressman Conyers Impeach Bill,

Last week Congressman Kucinich's Bill to impeach Cheney made it to the Judicial Committee, where the impeachment process will begin. Below are resources--HR 333 text, interview of Kucinich, Congressman Conyer's Judicial Committee Report "Constitution in Crisis" with prior Bill to impeach Bush & Cheney, evidence to impeach, etc. The American people's desire to defend the US Constitution and impeach Bush and Cheney is strong, in every state spanning the political spectrum the desire to save our country exists in the hearts, minds, voices and actions of citizens who know their country has been manipulated. The movement only grows as more citizens and more inside whistleblowers from the US & UK governments spread the truth. In Jan 2006 a Zogby Poll revealed a majority of Americans want Congress to Impeach Bush if he lied about the reasons for war. In June 2005 U.S.Impeachment Poll by ABC & Washinton Post revealed 57% of Americans say Bush "intentionally mislead" the public on the reasons for invading Iraq. Polls at http://afterdowningstreet.org

Congressman Conyer's prior Bill for impeachment included both Bush & Cheney, but Congressman Kucinich is focusing on Cheney first,then Bush later. *BILL HR333-"Impeaches Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. Sets forth articles of impeachment stating that Vice President Cheney: (1) has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive the citizens and Congress of the United States about a threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, and about an alleged relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda, to justify the use of the U.S. Armed Forces against Iraq in a manner damaging to U.S. national security interests; and (2) has openly threatened aggression against Iran absent any real threat to the United States, and has done so with the U.S. proven capability to carry out such threats, thus undermining U.S. national security." http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-hr333/show

*HR333 BILL NOW IN JUDICIARY COMMITTEE http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=hr110-333

*The impeachment process must begin in the House Judiciary Committee where Congressman Kucinich's bill is now. Congressman Conyers is the Majority Chairman of the Judiciary Committee http://johnconyers.com Prior to 2006 Conyers was Minority Ranking Member of Committee and held Congressional hearings & investigations leading to Legislative Bills for Censures of Bush & Cheney, Bill for a Committee to Impeach. Report compiled by Conyers & his Judiciary Staff "Constitution in Crisis" (273pgs PDF File)at http://afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/finalreport.pdf Report in book "George W.Bush versus The U.S. Consitution" buy at http://www.academychicago.com/GeorgeWBush.html

Conyers Bill for Impeachment stated-"Creating a select committee to investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics,and thwarting congressional oversight, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for impeachment."

Conyer's Executive Summary of Report-(excerpts)"There is at least a prima facie case that these actions by the President, Vice-President and other members of the Bush Administration violate a number of federal laws, including (1) Committing a Fraud against the United States; (2) Making False Statements to Congress; (3) The War Powers Resolution; (4) Misuse of Government Funds; (5) federal laws and international treaties prohibiting torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; (6) federal laws concerning retaliating against witnesses and other individuals; and (7) federal laws and regulations concerning leaking and other misuse of intelligence."

Conyers has been in Congress for 40+ years fighting for truth, social justice, civil rights, worker's rights, voting rights, health and consumer's rights, environmental issues,etc. He's worked tirelessly to investigate many Bush White House abuses and crimes--the invasion of Iraq, the Ohio election, Presidential signing-statements that ignore Congress Laws, letters of inquiry to the White House on the British leaked Downing Street Documents, and requested investigations by the Department of Justice,etc.

BELOW--KUCINICH INTERVIEW & EVIDENCE LINKS,etc

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*11/9/07 INTERVIEW BELOW by Democracy Now hosts Goodman & Gonzalez "Rep Dennis Kucinich:Effort to Impeach Vice President Cheney Still Alive" http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/09/1455244
(transcript free,donations help provide closed captioning for the deaf & hard of hearing on our TV broadcast)

EXCERPTS

JUAN GONZALEZ: Despite the best efforts of the Democratic leadership, impeachment was indeed on the table this week in Washington. On Tuesday, Congress member and presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich nearly forced the full House to vote on his measure to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. House Resolution 333 accuses Cheney of deliberately manipulating intelligence and deceiving the public to build support for the invasion of Iraq and now towards a possible attack on Iran. Twenty-one House Democrats have supported the bill, but it's met fierce opposition from the Democratic leadership. Democratic leaders were able to send the bill to the House Judiciary Committee, where they expect it to languish. In a bizarre sequence, Republican lawmakers initially voted against tabling the bill after their leadership apparently decided a House debate would embarrass the Democrats. The bill was eventually sent to committee after a back-and-forth wrangling between Kucinich and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

AMY GOODMAN: Democratic leaders have famously declared impeachment is off the table. But their view does not fall in line with recent polling figures. An American Research Group poll in July found 54% of Americans support beginning impeachment proceedings against Vice President Cheney. 74% of Democrats were also in favor.
Congressmember Dennis Kucinich of Ohio introduced the measure. The presidential candidate joins us now from Washington, D.C. We welcome you to Democracy Now!, Congressman Kucinich.

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Good morning. Good morning, Amy.

AMY GOODMAN: Explain exactly what you did this week.

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: The articles of impeachment that were introduced under a privileged resolution cite the Vice President's persistent lies relating to Iraq. He claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, that necessitated the US response. He claimed that Iraq somehow was connected to al-Qaeda's role in 9/11. He has been beating the drums for war against Iran. Those are the elements of the articles of impeachment that were introduced into the House this week.

JUAN GONZALEZ: And why introduce your resolution in regards to Vice President Cheney and not to President Bush?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Well, certainly President Bush also has to be held accountable. However, I think that any constitutional process that begins for the removal of an official, when you have the Vice President, who led the effort to deceive this country with respect to a war against Iraq, it’s appropriate that he be dealt with first, so that you don’t create a condition where you remove the President first and then Mr. Cheney becomes his successor, and then you have to have an impeachment of two presidents consecutively.

AMY GOODMAN: Explain the leadership's position and why you chose to do what you did this week.

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: I think it’s very difficult to explain their position, because I don’t think their position is defensible. I think when you consider that our whole nation is at risk, our constitutional form of government has been undermined by lies, by illegal war, by massive debt, how can you explain the position of Democratic leaders? I think that the American people and their response is becoming more and more powerful, and we’re seeing that there being rising discontent among Democrats in Congress about the direction that our leaders have said is not possible. I think that people want to see this administration held accountable. After all, what could be more important than having an opportunity to get to the truth of what happened in Iraq, that the war was based on lies; that over almost 4,000 of our brave young men and women who represent this country have lost their lives because of those lies; that over a million innocent Iraqis, noncombatants, civilians, have lost their lives because of those lies; that we will spend between one and two trillion dollars for this war, even borrowing money from China? And our whole domestic agenda is being capsized by this war. And the administration is preparing still to take us in another war against Iran, similarly lying about a cause for war. So what can be more important? Our country is at risk, and it’s time for our Democratic leaders to take a stand.

JUAN GONZALEZ: What do you say to those who will argue that even though they may agree with you on a lot of your concerns, that the impeachment process itself would drag out for so long that it may as well -- people should just move forward toward the elections and elect a new president?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Right, well, you think about that. You know, the administration will be in office for at least fourteen more months. They can cause a lot of damage in that time. They’re planning to attack Iran. When you think about the defense authorization budget including a provision that would retrofit Stealth B-2 bombers so they can carry 30,000-pound bombs, which would then be dropped on nuclear research labs, creating an humanitarian and ecological disaster, “What are we waiting for?” is the question, not “Why don’t we wait for the election?”

AMY GOODMAN: The other argument that the leadership has used is that they’re concerned about losing in a landslide vote against them, that that is bad strategically, Congressman Kucinich.

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: Since when does it become unfashionable to stand up for the Constitution, to stand up for our nation's laws, to stand up for international law, to stand up for moral law? Since when does it become inconvenient to take a stand that would help secure our democracy once again? I mean, we’re really -- it’s all at risk right now, and it’s time that the Democratic leadership exerted an effective influence. As a coequal branch of government, Congress cannot stand by and let this administration continue to undermine our Constitution. That’s why I introduced those articles of impeachment.

AMY GOODMAN: What happens now? Is it over?

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: "Not at all. I mean, Representative Wexler, who’s a member of the committee, sent a note to the members of the committee two days ago saying that we ought to proceed with hearings. Members have been talking to John Conyers on a regular basis since the impeachment resolution was introduced, asking him to take this up, and I’m hopeful that he will."

AMY GOODMAN: "Do you feel Conyers has changed his position from when he was in the minority, calling for impeachment, and then, when he became head of the House Judiciary Committee, stepping back with pressure from the House leadership?"

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: "I think John Conyers wants to do the right thing, and I’m hopeful that he will." (excerpt)

AMY GOODMAN: "Congressman Kucinich, you are head of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee, which has oversight over the FCC. Today in Seattle, there is going to be the last of the FCC hearings, as Kevin Martin, the chair, wants to expedite media consolidation. He says perhaps they’ll be taking a vote around December 18th. What control do you have over this?"

REP. DENNIS KUCINICH: "Well, as the chairman of the Domestic Policy Subcommittee, I can and will hold hearings on the FCC's decision-making process. I think that we are in a time when media consolidation is having a material and adverse impact on our exercise of First Amendment rights in a democratic society. The public may be largely unaware that the electronic media are regulated because the airwaves belong to the people. And the Federal Communications Act of 1934 said that the electronic broadcast media must serve in the public interest, convenience and necessity. And the more monopolization that happens, the less likely it is that the public interest is going to be protected. So there is a long and historic train here of thought that says that media consolidation is a danger to our democracy and that, notwithstanding what the FCC does, Congress should intervene to block any effort that would enable further media consolidation. " (end)

*ARTICLE-IMPEACH BILL & OTHER CHENEY CRIMES by http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/26/774/

*NEWS IMPEACH BILL HR 333 http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/119442884457820.xml&coll=2

*2008 CANDIDATES Support Impeachment http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/2008candidates

*6/13/07 KUCINICH PRESS CONFERENCE held outside of Congress, Congresswoman Maxine Waters from LA joined Congressman and Presidential Candidate Kucinich in his call for impeaching Cheney now and Bush later. Congresswomen Lee & Woolsey concurred, and soon others.

*CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS book "Articles of Impeachment Against George W.Bush" http://ccr-ny.org

*RAMSEY CLARK former Att General leads a grassroots movement to impeach Bush and Cheney, has own articles of impeachment at http://impeachbush.org

*AFTER DOWNING STREET http://afterdowningstreet.org a consortium of hundreds of social justice groups, peace groups, Iraq Veterans Against the War http://ivaw.org and massive nationwide grassroots and a Constitutional Lawyer who are calling for the impeachment of Bush & Cheney. They are the largest resource for archives of reports, documents, evidence on the illegal invasion of Iraq and US secret activities in Iran. (scroll down to Key Documents on left side).

*WORLD CANT WAIT a nationwide grassroots group works with other groups for nationwide protests for Bush & Cheney to resign & Drive Out Bush Regime & Impeach Bush/Cheney for War Crimes. http://worldcantwait.net

*ARTICLE LINKS to Series-We The People
Article #21 is Articles & Links to #1-#20 of evidence to impeach http://sf.broowaha.com/article.php?id=2484

*11/22/05 Murray Waas of National Journal "Intelligence Briefing To Bush 9/21/2001 Kept From Congress" http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2005/1122nj1.htm (excerpts)"Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda, according to government records and current and former officials with firsthand knowledge of the matter. The information was provided to Bush on September 21, 2001 during the “President’s Daily Brief,” a 30- to 45-minute early-morning national security briefing. Information for PDBs has routinely been derived from electronic intercepts, human agents, and reports from foreign intelligence services, as well as more mundane sources such as news reports and public statements by foreign leaders. One of the more intriguing things that Bush was told during the briefing was that the few credible reports of contacts between Iraq and Al Qaeda involved attempts by Saddam Hussein to monitor the terrorist group. Saddam viewed Al Qaeda as well as other theocratic radical Islamist organizations as a potential threat to his secular regime." "The September 21, 2001, briefing was prepared at the request of the president, who was eager in the days following the terrorist attacks to learn all that he could about any possible connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda."



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10 comments on Series-WeThePeople- Impeach Bill in Congress #28

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By Rose Mountain on November 13, 2007 at 11:52 pm
For those who don't like research try reading just one article by Nixon's Legal Counsel, John Dean's legal analysis of impeachment at the end of Article #12.
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By Charles, Jr on November 14, 2007 at 10:11 pm
It's a curious thing I've noticed. Others have also commented on it. El G seems to be the Queen of The Multiple Broo Accounts. Works well for boosting his rating and dissing authors and comments he doesn't like. What did happen to Tumerica? Is this crap EL G in drag? Will Rose Muntain survive his dissing? It's curious because a lot of the tits and ass stories El G writes is good.
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By Rose Mountain on November 28, 2007 at 02:06 pm
To defenders of America and US Constitution--Congressman Kucinich's bill to impeach Cheney is now in the House Judiciary Committee where the impeachment process can officially begin unless they decide to let the Bill die in Committee. We must call Congressmembers now. Remember--the President, Vice President, and Congresspeople all take an oath of office to defend the US Constitution. Congressman Conyers is the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee and he already collected documents of evidence & investigations and compiled the Report "Constitution in Crisis" which was published as a book "George W Bush Versus The U.S. Constitution", (it only includes crimes committed as of date of publication). The time to call the House of Representatives in Congress to support impeachment is now, also call House Speaker Pelosi, and call Senators. At least 20+ members supporting it including 6 from California, plus Senator Boxer. I heard Congressman Waxman is pushing for it now and is telling Conyers to go for it. Yet when Congresswomen Pelosi became House Speaker in 2006 she said "impeachment is off the table". Waxman Chairs the Government Oversight Committee where many of the Hearings have been, like the White House "outing" of Valerie Plame 15+ times they leaked her name to the press to stop her work, she was the Middle East expert on Weapons of Mass Destruction a covert CIA agent. Congressman Conyers is 70+ years old, in office 40+ years fighting for truth and justice, workers rights, civil rights, consumers rights, voters rights,etc and was there for Nixon's impeachment hearings and remember Nixon resigned. Read different Articles Of Impeachment by Congressman Conyers, Congressman Kucinich, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Center for Constitutional Rights, etc.
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By Rose Mountain on November 28, 2007 at 05:54 pm
Congressman Conyers Impeach Bill for both Bush & Cheney had 120-200+ Congressmembers as co-sponsors. Congressmembers take an oath of office to defend the Constitution, so by law they must impeach. The evidence to impeach is massive in quantity, shocking in content, historically unprecedented--ex: hundreds of US & UK government whistleblowers and leaked documents from every branch and department, hundreds of investigations, Congressional Hearings and Testimonies, PBS Documentaries, British Investigations & Documentaries, British leaked 9 documents of Bush/Blair pre-invasion meetings to strategize how to sell an illegal war to US & UK Citizens, Congress &Parliament & the UN. Blair's cabinet knew Bush had no legal reason to invade. Blair decided to go along with the illegal plans. Blair sent his Head of UK Intelligence to talk to US Head of Intelligence in CIA who said the Iraq WMD Intelligence was being manipulated around a preexisting White House decision to invade. The British News Investigations include the worldwide broadcasting of BBC News "US Secret Plans For Iraq Oil" based on hundreds of pages of documents and inside whistleblowers revealed the real reason the White House wanted to invade Iraq, plans made with the State Department, Pentagon, Big Oil companies within weeks of Bush taking office in 2000/01. I watched CSPAN TV coverage of the Senate Intelligence Hearing on the manipulation of Iraq intelligence by the White House, which included testimony & Report by Carnegie Endowment for Nonproliferation & International Peace. There was one lone Republican at the Hearing, he was in shock by what he heard and said he felt ashamed he was the only Republican there. He was very courageous to attend since all others take their marching orders from the President, regardless of the Constitution. But this is changing, more & more Republican Congresspeople have had enough, and now speak openly in Congressional Hearings about their disgust at the Presidential abuses especially the in-their-face ones, like the President using signing statements to decide which laws of Congress and the Constitution he'll follow and which he won't.
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By Rose Mountain on November 29, 2007 at 12:51 am
As Jesus said, Forgive them God for they know not what they do,and Thank God millions of Americans do know as do people in countries worldwide. It's horrifying that America has become the nation of propaganda creating myths and lies about so many issues that it could take generations to heal unless the truths are revealed. See British BBC News Documentary "Power Of Nightmares" how US neoconservatives have been purposely spreading myths for decades.
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By Rose Mountain on November 29, 2007 at 01:00 am
The answers are simple if framed correctly--We Must Choose Love or Fear--1)War Is Peace & Peace Is War OR 2) Like Jesus The Prince of Peace taught Love and Compassion, as the only true Power.
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By Rose Mountain on November 29, 2007 at 01:10 am
Only people who have been abused learn to abuse others. So their camouflage is weak, their heart is crying for love & attention.
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By Rose Mountain on November 29, 2007 at 11:54 am
The only questions that remain are why are you and your two buddies so fixated on the Series-We The People, why are you so scared of truth? Betrayal is a hurtful thing, but one of these days you'll wakeup to discover that I wasn't the one who betrayed you. My Series of Articles have been read 12,388 times, yet you desire to be Censor King of Broowaha. Better move over because Bush's network includes his Daddy and others who have no concern for truth, fairness, freespeech, fair elections, freedom, Love etc which is why the charges of Crimes Against Humanity were determined by two International Tribunals against Bush & Cheney & Blair & US media.
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By Rose Mountain on November 29, 2007 at 02:35 pm
You sound like you were abused and now take pleasure in abusing others, I wish you healing. Why don't you focus on your readers and articles and I'll focus on mine. In Peace, Rose Mountain
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By Annonymous on December 05, 2007 at 05:10 pm
I lifted this wonderful comment from Venditto (NY BrooWaha) “people who wish to remain anonymous yet voice opinions are universally accepted as cowards. Just so you're aware.”
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