The Carpetbagger Report » Blog Archive » Sunday Discussion Group: "IMPEACHMENT NEAR FOR BUSH AND CHENEY?
'Patrick Fitzgerald, the Justice Department's Special Counsel conducting the W's Wicked West Wing (W4) scandal investigation, announced today that he has submitted his final report to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees for their use in conducting investigations that many say will lead to the impeachment of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. Today's announcement comes exactly one month to the day after the Special Counsel unsealed his grand jury indictments against a total of ten individuals on numerous charges, including espionage, treason, violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982, conspiracy, perjury, and obstruction of justice.
'Those indicted include seven White House West Wing staffers, including Karl Rove, the President's Deputy Chief of Staff, I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Vice-President Cheney's Chief of Staff, and 5 more. Also indicted at the same time were John R. Bolton, whom President Bush recently appointed to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations without Senate approval during Congress' August recess ; Judith Miller, a reporter with the New York Times, who has been in jail since early July for refusing to cooperate with Fitzgerald's W4 investigation; and syndicated columnist and self-described 'long-time GOP tool' Robert Novak, who for the first time in history deliberately 'outed' an undercover C.I.A. agent, Valerie Plame, with his July 14, 2003 column.
'Since the indictments were handed down, the President fired Rove and Libby, and the Vice-President has had a massive anger-induced heart attack and then lapsed into a coma following his public shouting frenzy demanding that Fitzgerald 'go f**k himself' after the indictments were public unsealed. The Congress has been busy too, having convened special impeachment subcommittees within their respective Judiciary Committees, and fired Bill "