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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:44 AM
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Pickle Pike - Sergeant at Arms report coming soon
Josh Marshall says:

To quote The Hill: "Senators, who received last week a closed-door briefing on the investigation from Senate Sergeant at Arms Bill Pickle, warned conservatives they might come to regret their position when the results of the probe are fully known. Pickle is expected to finish his investigation by March 5."

Now here's where this gets interesting. The report from the Sergeant at Arms is coming down the pike really soon.(Let's call it the Pickle pike.) And most of the Republicans on the committee seem to agree now that this is a criminal matter, at least in the sense that there were probable illegalities committed. It's hard to see how that won't lead to a criminal referral when the report comes in.

So say a referral is made to the Justice Department. If that happens, how can they not appoint a special counsel? Not only is the issue at hand inherently political, but the political appointees at the DOJ work with the White House Counsel's office and the Judiciary Committee Republicans to plan and coordinate strategy for judicial nominations. The whole issue here is whether their colleagues on the Senate staff were purloining Democratic staff memos to aid that planning. ..

How likely is it the existence and/or contents of those memos were discussed in the regular meeting Senate staffers held with members of the White House Counsel's office to plot strategy for getting through their judicial nominees?

And if a special counsel is appointed... well, you see where this is going.
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eaprez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:53 AM
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1. IF
"IF" a special counsel is appointed?
If this happened on Clinton's watch that would be a given and this scandle would be in the media daily.
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:04 AM
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2. Well folks
We have to make it happen. Start your letters to congress and to asscroft, and the president. Stomp your feet. Get a protest going. This is destroying America as we know it. Also works for the voting situation. Point out that computers can be violated, people can change your vote. We have to hit bush from every angle. Just do it.
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