Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Pickle Pike - Sergeant at Arms report coming soon

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:44 AM
Original message
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.

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
eaprez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:53 AM
Response to Original message
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:04 AM
Response to Reply #1
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.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat May 25th 2024, 04:28 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC