Skip to comments.Barney Frank: Start Impeachment Probe Now
Posted on 07/19/2005 7:34:24 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
Rep. Barney Frank said late Monday that Congress should begin an impeachment investigation into the Bush administration's handling of the Leakgate scandal and not wait for Special Proscecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to determine whether any laws were broken.
"During the Clinton impeachment, the Republicans kept saying, remember, impeachment does not mean the end of the process. It is the beginning," Frank told MSNBC "Hardball" substitute host Campbell Brown.
"I must honestly say, I do not trust the president to do an independent investigation here," Frank explained.
When reminded that the Leakgate probe was in the hands of a special prosecutor, Frank sounded confused, telling Brown: "Yes. But it is still also the president, because I dont think not being convicted of a crime [should] be the only qualification for being deputy chief of staff."
Moments later, Frank was asked whether Democrats should really be "pursuing impeachment proceedings on this" rather than addressing issues like Social Security reform.
"Yes. No, I think we can do both," he insisted.
On Friday, Rep. Frank and his House colleague John Conyers asked the Library of Congress to determine whether "high-ranking members of the President's staff are subject to the Congressional impeachment process."
The Frank-Conyers letter continued:
"We believe that the rationale for impeachment clearly applies to high-ranking officials who wield presidential authority in many cases with even more impact than some cabinet officers. And we do not see any Constitutional language that would exclude such officials from the impeachment process."
What a weenie.
Bawny's more than a bit confused. ....about more than a few things.
I cannot stand Campbell Brown she is the worst!! The drama and intensity in her face cracks me up.
Did Barney Frank really say "probe?"
I swear, the jokes write themselves...
Is there any excuse the left won't leap on to try to erase the scourage that their guy got impeached last time around?
A perverted mind on display!!!!!
Barney Frank needs an anal probe (he would probably like that) to see if his brain can be retrieved.
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Old Barney really loves those probes.
Picture the Democratz/Presscorpse as the Cowardly Lion with eyes closed: "It IS about ROVE!","It IS about ROVE!","It IS about ROVE!","It IS about ROVE!","It IS about ROVE!","It IS about ROVE!","It IS about ROVE!","It IS about ROVE!"...........
Probe and Barney Frank in the same sentence? Somebody has a sense of humor.
Shouldn't Bush just start serving a prison term? Why bother to wait for a determination as to whether laws were broken?
I had a feeling that the demoRATs were going to attempt to use Rove as a stepping stone to get to dubya.
It was a great Hardboiled. Brown was on a roll and in one sweeping and final blow, John Fund (sp?) of the Wall Street Journal completely, totally and absolutely shot everyone of her assertions to pieces. It was so bad that even the NY Times reporter and other weenie had to admit that this was all smoke and politics.
As I said...the jokes write themselves...
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Forget the "probe" Barney, and get back to work.
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