Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Please Sign Rep. Conyers Letter "NO PARDONS FOR TREASONGATE"

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Action Alert from Rep. John Conyers, Jr.

I wanted to share with you my recent blog post on the Plame leak investigations. Our action item is writing the president. Any help you can provide to encourage your readers to join on this letter would be really helpful.

Thank you for your help and your continued stand for a better democracy.


John Conyers, Jr.

Tell the President: No Pardons for Treasongate!

In July, I wrote to the White House to ask the President to pledge that he will not pardon any Administration official indicted during the course of the Fitzgerald investigation. As some of you may recall, his father, President George H.W. Bush, pardoned officials under indictment in the Iran-Contra scandal. Many of my Republican colleagues, and some of my Democratic colleagues, raised questions about the pardons issued by President Clinton during his last days in office. It would seem to me that this Administration, which promised a higher standard of ethics could, at least, make this pledge.

Sign the Letter to the President to Demand No Pardons for Treasongate

The White House had promised its full cooperation with the investigation, but has clearly done as much as possible to cover-up their role. In fact, thus far, their strategy has been attack, attack, attack -- most significantly on Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, and as I note below, we will soon see attacks by the President's

surrogates on every part of this investigation: the prosecutor, the Central Intelligence Agency and the press. I am afraid, if push comes to shove, a pardon will be a last ditch tactic to evade accountability.

The President has not answered my letter from July (as he has ignored a letter signed by more than 120 of my colleagues about the Downing Street Minutes), but the press has the power to ask this question of the administration directly, and I hope they will.

As the day nears for Fitzgerald to issue indictments, the time is now to put pressure on the President and make him answer the question, will you pardon those indicted in Treasongate?


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