Bang your head

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on March 1, 2008

Someone, please tell Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stop smashing her forehead against the wall separating the legislative branch from the executive.

Pelosi said the two were unresponsive to Congress' inquiry, while the White House argues that contempt laws don't apply to the president or any of his staffers who invoke executive privilege.

Mukasey, a Bush appointee, agreed.

"The department has determined that the noncompliance by Mr. Bolten and Ms. Miers with the Judiciary Committee subpoenas did not constitute a crime," Mukasey wrote in a letter to Pelosi.

"Therefore the department will not bring the congressional contempt citations before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute Mr. Bolten or Ms. Miers."

Let's not forget that the "crime" that Miers and Bolten were being held in contempt for was the decision to dismiss political appointees that serve at the pleasure of the President. In layman's terms, they were being cited when there was no possible underlying crime.

"By ordering the U.S. Attorney to take no action in response to congressional subpoenas, the Bush Administration is continuing to politicize law enforcement, which undermines public confidence in our criminal justice system," Pelosi said in a written statement.

Nope, Congress is trying to politicize law enforcement. And wasting time and taxpayer resources in the process.

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Why, one must ask, was the suit against Biden's student debt wipe “inevitable”?

Was it because the Biden admin is in flagrant violation of the law, and because *everyone* in America knows it?

Not in Waldman’s view, apparently. | @charlescwcooke

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