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NYT: Bush Is “Trampling” On Constitution

From the old gay whore gray lady, the New York Times:

New York Times publisher, “Pinch” Sulzberger.

Abuse of Executive Privilege

Published: July 1, 2007

After six years of kowtowing to the White House, Congress is finally challenging President Bush’s campaign to trample all legal and constitutional restraints on his power.

Congressional committees have issued subpoenas for documents and witnesses in two major cases and have asked for the first — and likely not the last — criminal investigation of an executive branch official who might have lied to Congress.

Predictably, the White House is claiming executive privilege and refusing to cooperate with the legitimate Congressional investigations, one springing from Mr. Bush’s decision to spy on Americans without a warrant and the other from the purge of United States attorneys.

The courts have recognized a president’s limited right to keep the White House’s internal deliberations private. But it is far from an absolute right, and Mr. Bush’s claim of executive privilege in the attorneys scandal is especially ludicrous…

Speaking of ludicrous (as well as the abuse of privilege and power)…

Even by the New York Times standards this “editorial” is hilarious for its lack of facts and abundance of spittle.

I guess the only way they can justify their endless treacheries is to proclaim the rest of the world wrong.

Clearly their irrational hatred for Mr. Bush and our country borders on the insane.

But perhaps it’s just their way of celebrating the Fourth.

Of course had they been around at the time they would have been working for King George.

It’s a Times tradition.

By the way, as we were the first to point out, this is how the New York Times handled Bill Clinton’s firing of all of the US Attorneys:

ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS RESIGNATIONS FROM PROSECUTORS

By DAVID JOHNSTON,

March 24, 1993

Attorney General Janet Reno today demanded the prompt resignation of all United States Attorneys, leading the Federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia to suggest that the order could be tied to his long-running investigation of Representative Dan Rostenkowski, a crucial ally of President Clinton.

Jay B. Stephens, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, who is a Bush Administration holdover, said he had advised the Justice Department that he was within 30 days of making a “critical decision” in the Rostenkowski case when Ms. Reno directed him and other United States Attorneys to submit their resignations, effective in a matter of days.

While prosecutors are routinely replaced after a change in Administration, Ms. Reno’s order accelerated what had been expected to be a leisurely changeover…

All 93 United States Attorneys knew they would be asked to step down, since all are Republican holdovers, and 16 have resigned so far. But the process generally takes much longer and had usually been carried out without the involvement of the Attorney General. ..

Ms. Reno is under pressure to assert her control over appointments at the Justice Department. She was Mr. Clinton’s third choice for Attorney General and arrived after most of the department’s senior positions were already filled by the White House…

United States Attorneys are appointed to serve four-year terms at the pleasure of the President. It was unclear whether Ms. Reno initiated the request for resignations or whether it was pressed on her by the White House. The Attorney General said it was a “joint decision.”

There was no outrage whatsoever.

But that was then, and this is now.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, July 1st, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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