Karl Rove cited for contemp

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    yawn

    The House of representatives is not a court... more 'Evil Bush' smoke blowing by Nazi Pelosi and crew

    go figure :rolleyes:
     
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    Why do you continuously go out of your way to proclaim your stupidity? Does coming acrossed as an idiot somehow make you feel better... Maybe youre saying "I am living in bliss"... cause .. you know... thats what ignorance is...
     
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    Speaking of closed minded, judgemental, and partisan....
     
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    Read my first post and weep like a baby.
     
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    I'm glad because I want him to be arrested after Bush leaves office, so Bush cannot pardon him.
     
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    Hmmm... stating the facts makes someone coming "accrossed" as an idiot... then I guess since you do exactly the opposite, you must be a freakin' genius
     
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    Contempt of Congress
    Definition

    Congress has the authority to hold a person in contempt if the person's conduct or action obstructs the proceedings of Congress or, more usually, an inquiry by a committee of Congress.

    Contempt of Congress is defined in statute, 2 U.S.C.A. ยง 192, enacted in 1938, which states that any person who is summoned before Congress who "willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry" shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a maximum $1,000 fine and 12 month imprisonment.

    Before a Congressional witness may be convicted of contempt, it must be established that the matter under investigation is a subject which Congress has constitutional power to legislate.

    Generally, the same Constitutional rights against self-incrimination that apply in a judicial setting apply when one is testifying before Congress.

    Contempt of Congress | LII / Legal Information Institute
     

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