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News Bush Plays the Secrecy Card Once More.

  1. Dec 4, 2007 #1


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    The Administration is using a little known Supreme court ruling to avoid turning over full information on Jack Abramoff's visits to the White House.

    http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2007/12/bush-administration-invoking-secrecy.php [Broken]

    For those of you who don't remember, the Glomar Explorer was a specialized ship built by Howard Hughes. It was used to try to secretly raise a sunken Russian submarine. The ship was disguised as a research ship and had a hidden underwater opening.

    I am thinking that the sub broke into two pieces and we didn't get the half we wanted.

    As for Abramoff's visits to the White House I seriously doubt that the Secret service would be revealing it's methods if they simply sent a schedule of the visits to the Congress.
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  3. Dec 5, 2007 #2
    Lawyers, they will try anything.

    This is why we need good federal judges.

    Wait, this is a request by Congress and not in Federal court?

    What powers does Congress have in this situation?
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  4. Dec 5, 2007 #3


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    Congress has the power to subpoena the documents. The Administration will continue to stonewall them so that Congress can't determine Abramoff's access to the White House. Congress will appeal to the DOJ, and the Attorney General will in all likelihood refuse to enforce the subpoenas. That's the way this little kingdom works.
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