US Congressional committee report lists Bush Administration’’s ”numerous abuses”January 14th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.14 (ANI): A nearly 500-page report from House Judiciary Committee has demanded more investigations of Bush’’s presidency, citing that his administration may have abused its powers in more ways than one during his eight years in the White House. House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Juniors (Democrat-Michigan) report on Tuesday documenting the “numerous abuses and excesses” of the Bush administration and calling for continued investigations of his presidency.
In the report, Conyers also called for a separate blue ribbon commission to investigate Bush and his top advisers, and he encouraged independent prosecutors to start criminal probes of administration officials.
Last week, as part of the House rules package, Democrats authorized Conyers and his committee to continue their lawsuit against current White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former counsel Harriet Miers, charging that the pair failed to observe congressional subpoenas.
According to Politico, the dossier of complaints includes allegations of torture and inhumane treatment by U.S. military and intelligence officials, the administration’’s warrantless wiretapping, legal arguments expanding the scope of executive powers, the U.S. attorneys scandal and the leak of Valerie Plame-Wilson’’s name to the media. (ANI)
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