Saturday, March 7, 2009

No one Is Above the Law

Great news on our shared campaign for accountability: ROVE AND MIERS UNDER OATHIn an agreement reached yesterday, Karl Rove and Harriet Miers have finally agreed to testify under oath and under the penalty of perjury regarding the firing of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006. Rove will also be questioned regarding the politically motivated prosecution of former Gov. Donald Siegelman of Alabama.This is a validation of your efforts and a victory for accountability and the legitimate power of Congress. I am grateful for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Chairman Conyer's efforts and I strongly agree with her statement yesterday that “no one is above the law and Congressional subpoenas must be complied with.”Please know that under this agreement the Judiciary Committee has reserved the right to have public testimony from both Karl Rove and Harriet Miers. I expect the information we receive from the testimony of these individuals will open a window of truth into the decisions made by Bush Administration on many areas where wrongdoing has been alleged.Click Here to Support My Progressive OutreachMY SUPPORT FOR THE SPECIAL COMMISSION INVESTIGATION OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATIONIn further news, I have added my name as a cosponsor to Chairman Conyers’ bill, HR104, which establishes a special commission to investigate Bush Administration abuses. If enacted, this legislation would be a major step forward in our search for the truth.This legislation would investigate the broad range of Bush Administration policies including the secret detaining of prisoners by the intelligence community, the use by US personal of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” that are not authorized by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, “ghosting”, extraordinary rendition, domestic warrantless electronic surveillance, and all other policies or issues that the established Commission deems essential and relevant. This is an important piece of legislation and the issues at stake are large enough that we can’t merely sweep them under the rug.Lastly, thank you for the tremendous response to the survey in my last email. The top three issues were (Economy, Accountability, and Healthcare each with about 18% of the vote). When asked to pick your single most important issue, 24% chose the Economy (the highest one). I will stay in touch.As always, this national outreach is paid for out of my campaign account. If you would like to contribute to this outreach and new initiatives to drive our progressive agenda, please click here.Best wishes,Congressman Robert WexlerDONATE
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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