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"Velvet Revolution Pushes Back at Sham Artists of the 'American Center for Voting Rights'"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 2:25 pm PT...
Woo-Hoo! Excellent write-up by Ilene Proctor. You Go Girl!
Keep up the Hullabaloo, Digby!
Thanks for the update, Brad.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 2:32 pm PT...
Everyone should vote this to the top, I saw it on page 2 of yahoo news!!!! They're running scared now!!
Federal Whistle Blower Claims Chicago Grand Jury Indicted Bush And Others For Perjury and Obstruction Of Justice; U.S. Attorney's Office Says 'No Comment,' Refusing To Confirm Or Deny Alleged Indictments
Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the Valerie Plame-CIA leak has now spilled over into Bush administration lies involving 9/11 and the war in Iraq, according to sources close to the Chicago probe.
August 2, 2005
By Greg Szymanski
Sources close to the Chicago federal grand jury probe into perjury and obstruction charges against President Bush and others said indictments were handed down this week, but a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Illinois refused to comment.
“We are not talking about any aspect of this case and our office is not commenting on anything regarding the investigation at this time,” said Randall Sanborn from the office of U.S. federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, the attorney conducting the grand jury probe into whether Bush and others in his administration violated federal law in a number of sensitive areas, including the Valerie Plame CIA leak case, involvement in 9/11 and the illegal nature of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In December 2003, Fitzgerald was named Special Counsel to investigate the alleged disclosure of the identity of who leaked information in the Plame case, but the present grand jury probe has expanded to include the wide-reaching crime allegations as new information surfaced.
Although the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago is staying silent, it is well known that Fitzgerald is digging deep into an assortment of serious improprieties among many Bush administration figures based, in part, on subpoenaed testimony provided by former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
According to federal whistleblower Tom Heneghen, who recently reported on www.truthradio.com, Powell testified before the citizen grand jury that President Bush had taken the U.S. to war illegally based on lies, which is a capital crime involving treason under the U.S. Code.
“Regarding the Powell testimony, there is no comment,” said Sanborn.
However, sources close to the federal grade jury probe also allegedly told Heneghen a host of administration figures besides Bush were also indicted, including Vice-President Richard Cheney, Chief of Staff Andrew Card, Cheney Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, former Attorney General John Ashcroft, imprisoned New York Times reporter Judith Miller and former Senior Cheney advisor Mary Matalin.
Heneghen, unavailable for comment and first reported by internet reporter Tom Flocco, allegedly also told sources White House Advisor Karl Rove was indicted for perjury in a major document shredding operation cover-up and that Prime Minister Tony Blair was also indicted for obstruction of justice charges.
Heneghen also claimed that Blair failed to honor a subpoena issued by Fitzpatrick and is now consulting with British legal counsel on how to avoid appearing in Chicago.
In recent weeks, there has been much controversy over Fitzgerald’s wide reaching probe which is extending far beyond the Bush administration to include what some have called “a wholesale cleansing” of a crime-laden White House and Congress.
Fitzgerald’s investigation is said to be also centered on members of the 9/11 Commission, members on both sides of the isle in the House and Senate and also select high-powered members of the media.
Needless to say, members close to the administration are ‘fighting mad” with Fitzgerald and reports on Capital Hill are that Senate intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts is trying to derail Fitzgerald’s probe by calling him to testify before the Senate regarding his true motives behind the investigation.
Political observers are now wondering whether administration-friendly Republican legislators, some under investigation themselves, are conspiring like President Nixon did in Watergate with Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, attempting to fire Fitzgerald in the same manner in order to cool the heat on further investigations into Bush administration crimes.
Last week, other sources close to the investigation said the recent bomb scare in the subway under the Dirksen Federal Building, coincidently near where Fitzgerald was holding his grand jury hearings, raised serious questions as to whether government operatives loyal to Bush were sending the zealous prosecutor a “warning message” that he was entering murky waters with the extent of his investigation.
The bomb scare was reported to local police late Monday afternoon, July 18, causing the subway to be evacuated for approximately 45 minutes while bomb sniffing dogs and swat team members searched for what was reported to be “a suspicious package” left on one of the subway cars.
Besides Fitzgerald’s probe into Bush administration lies relating to 9/11, the war in Iraq and the CIA-Valerie Plame leaks, he is also looking into a huge drug money laundering operation involving both the Clinton and Bush administrations with ties reaching all the way to Arkansas.
Fitzgerald began serving as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in September, 2001. He was initially appointed on an interim basis by former Attorney General John Ashcroft before being nominated by President Bush.
The U.S. Senate confirmed his nomination by unanimous consent in October 2001. In December 2003, he was named Special Counsel to investigate the CIA- Valerie Plame case.
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COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 2:33 pm PT...
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 4:50 pm PT...
This is it.....The final showdown.
The governments and people of america, VS Richard Cheney and his PNAC neoconservative fascists
"Syrian Ambassador Fayssal Mekdad attacked Bolton's statement and similar comments by British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, saying they showed "a determined campaign against Syria" by Washington and London.
' **THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING** '
While Damascus had deployed around 10,000 soldiers and erected more than 300 surveillance towers along its border with Iraq, Britain and the United States had spurned a Syrian plea for assistance including night vision gear, he said.
"This help has never come. We would like to ask them, what have they done on the other side of the border? They have done nothing while Syria has taken all measures," Mekdad said.
U.S. President George W. Bush installed Bolton as his chief representative to the United Nations on Monday, bypassing Senate confirmation after Democrats stalled the nomination for five months.
His vote to approve the resolution on Iraq was his first official act at the world body although he has spent the past few days making the rounds of key diplomats.
While terrorism had struck with deadly effect in Beirut, New York, Madrid, London, Beslan, Bali, Riyadh and elsewhere, "nowhere is it as virulent and persistent as it is in Iraq nowadays," Iraqi Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie told the council, welcoming its adoption of the resolution.
Iraq "is bearing the burden for the world and now the world must stand with it," he said.
Russian Deputy U.N. Ambassador Alexander Konuzin used Bolton's presence to remark that while the vote showed the council's resolve against terrorism in Iraq, "we are not under the delusion that, after adoption of this resolution, that terrorist attacks will be brought to an end in Iraq."
He also lashed out at the media who "yield to the commercial temptation to popularize bloody bandits who are defiling the memory of those who have died."
"We are talking about abuse by ABC which offended many Russians --- showing this interview with a terrorist," he said. "
The time is now everyone, John Bolton has been ordered by Cheney to begin preparations to attack both Iran and Syria. The nuclear strike against Iran will be this August, unless Cheney is dragged out in handcuffs before that.
The nuclear attack and subsequent world war against Syria and Russia, will be immediately following this. Bolton is a traitor who has in a last ditch attempt, planted falsified evidence to destroy Iran. Unless Cheney is put behind bars and his accomplices removed, the nuclear bombs will be sent off!
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 5:26 pm PT...
Very refreshing to see something actually TRUTHFUL AND RELEVANT in a yahoo news article.
One has to wonder why they would release this garbage at this time. Maybe to wash over any possible mention of election fraud in the recent Ohio election.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 5:58 pm PT...
Yeah! Velvet Revolution - keep on pushing back at the liars and traitors. The criminals will only win if good people do nothing! Keep on standing up to these criminals...
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 6:15 pm PT...
WooHoo!!! This is GREAT!!! For some reason the story at Yahoo News (first link of Brad's post) is showing 0 votes...
OT - Dead Movie on PBS from 1977. Happier times...Love it when Brad plays Eyes of the World on The Brad Show!! Listening to Sugar Magnolia right know and laughing my ass off at Novak's staged exit!!! LOL!! Cherish every moment that brings a smile!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 6:24 pm PT...
**DLC Democrats blow a fuse: Evan Bayh reveals himself for the true NEOCON he is!!!!! The gloves come off!!!**
"Senator Evan Bayh, using the newly issued DLC Talking points from last weeks convention, opened the DLC attack on mainstream Democrats by adopting Republican Talking Points and **reinforcing the Republican propaganda that the Democratic party is weak on National Security**. This campaign is cleverly crafted so that if DLC Democrats are not elected, the seat will go to a Pro-Corporate Republican instead of a Democratic contender. "
Now that you bastards can't hide, why are you blaming all of IOWA???
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 8/4/2005 @ 6:31 pm PT...
Go to the Yahoo article, and click on "Discuss", and put in a comment. The more comments, the better. Yahoo ID's are free.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 8/5/2005 @ 9:35 am PT...
Concerning the ACVR report itself, did you find anything in there that was untrue? Were the police reports sited by the ACVR untrue? Were any events made up? Were the news reports sited by the ACVR misleading in any way? Please direct me to anything in the report's content that is false. Thanks, in advance.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 8/5/2005 @ 12:09 pm PT...
Jose, I have a real problem with the initial 31-page ACVR report. Along with the fact that they didn't find a single instance of Republican wrong-doing in that report, the most serious accusation they made is that Democrats falsly registered as "Dick Tracy" and "Mary Poppins" and so on.
My problem (as an educated, intelligent thinker) is this: WHY would Democrats do such a thing? The votes would never get past the BOE officials on the night of the vote and if any of them let something like that go through, they would be the guilty ones. But I ask again, WHY would Democrats do such a thing?
My belief is that THIS is a Republican Dirty Trick - that Republicans registered as Democrats under those fictitous names.
Use your brains, people.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 8/5/2005 @ 12:12 pm PT...
Oh, AND if you report only some of the facts and leave out other facts then you can tilt the meaning of a story to favor yourself. This is proven to be the case with the ACVR.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 8/5/2005 @ 8:02 pm PT...
Brad That Yahoo article was fucking awesome.