Monday, July 23, 2007

I Have Contempt for Your Contempt of My Contempt

Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten will likely be charged with contempt by Congress on Wednesday, reports The Raw Story (via Fark).

Tony Snow poo-pooed the contempt charges.
He repeated the White House's offer for off-the-record interviews for officials like Miers on the US Attorneys firings, and suggested that the Justice Department was unlikely to proceed with contempt charges, "if precedent is any guide."

Take your thoroughly corrupted DOJ and stick it somewhere unsavory.

Congress doesn't need the DOJ to arrest, try and imprison Miers and Bolten because of Inherent Contempt.
Under this process, the procedure for holding a person in contempt involves only the chamber concerned. Following a contempt citation, the person cited for contempt is arrested by the Sergeant-at-Arms for the House or Senate, brought to the floor of the chamber, held to answer charges by the presiding officer, and then subject to punishment that the House may dictate (usually imprisonment for punishment reasons, imprisonment for coercive effect, or release from the contempt citation.)

Mwaha, mwahaha, mwahahaha!

For a little bonus, here's Keith Olbermann and Jonathan Turley on the subject (Crooks & Liars).

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