Two House Judiciary Committee Democrats Want Cheney's Neck

8 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Two House Judiciary Committee Democrats Want Cheney's Neck</h1><p>June 7, 2007 (LPAC)--House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers and Cong. Jerrold Nadler, wrote to Vice President Cheney today, asking him to recuse himself from decisions including consideration of a pardon for Libby, and to refrain from further public comment about his former aide. They cite several reasons for this request. First, during Libby's trial, the evidence showed that Cheney was involved with Libby in the events at issue in the prosecution; the letter notes the prosecutor's remark in closing arguments, that there was a cloud over Cheney's conduct. Second, they note that the Libby proceedings continue, and that the Executive Branch must speak with one voice, rather than the prosecutors seeking to uphold the verdict and the V.P. seeking to undo it. The letter concludes, "It would be deeply divisive, and invite deep cynicism and disrespect for the legal process, were the American people to conclude that Mr. Libby undertook actions that subjected him to criminal liability to protect you, knowing or believing, or having the facts ultimately reveal, that you would thereafter take steps to protect him from the consequences of his criminal conduct."</p></div></body>