Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Greg Palast: Gangster Government -- A Leaky President Runs Afoul of "Little Rico"

If you doubt Greg Palast or Buzzflash, as you may since they are Notorious Liberals, consult any honest lawyer who doesn't have to seek re-election as a Republican.

Or just look up the statutes for yourself.

Greg Palast: Gangster Government -- A Leaky President Runs Afoul of "Little Rico":
"On February 10, 2004, our not-so-dumb-as-he-sounds President stated, 'Listen, I know of nobody -- I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information. If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take the appropriate action. And this investigation is a good thing. ...And if people have got solid information, please come forward with it.'

Notice Bush's cleverly crafted words. He says he can't name anyone who leaked this 'classified' info -- knowing full well he'd de-classified it. Far from letting Bush off the hook, it worsens the crime. For years, I worked as a government investigator and, let me tell you, Bush and Cheney withholding material information from the grand jury is a felony. Several felonies, actually: abuse of legal process, fraud, racketeering and, that old standby, obstruction of justice.

If you or I had manipulated the legal system this way, we'd be breaking rocks on a chain gang. We wouldn't even get a trial -- most judges would consider this a 'fraud upon the court' and send us to the slammer in minutes using the bench's power to administer instant punishment for contempt of the judicial system."

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