Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Is Condoleezza Rice Obstructing the Bolton Investigation? It Appears She Is!

This is from Think Progress.

On Monday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told her senior staff she was disappointed about the stream of allegations [about John Bolton] and said she did not want any information coming out of the department that could adversely affect the nomination, said officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.

According to US Law 18 U.S.C. Section 1505:

"Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede…the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress–
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. "

This is serious enough that a reporter covering the State Department should inquire about Rice’s conduct. What, exactly, did Rice tell her subordinates? How is this consistent with their full cooperation with a Congressional inquiry.

Answer: It is in keeping with the Full Secrecy Bush White House that withholds information from Congress and the American People. Remember how Bush said that in a “Free Society” the government doesn’t withhold the truth from the people, and allows fair and impartial investigations? Well, I guess we don’t live in a “Free Society” under Bush’s rule. Once Bush said that this would be a lot easier if it were a dictatorship as long as he was the dictator. See him say this here. Well, I guess he got his wish! Thanks, Red States!



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