beemerboy wrote:On the other hand, if he was to be found guilty on these minor charges it would open him up for a presidential pardon for everything he as done and, once the pardon has been issued there can be no charges for anything he has done because double jeopardy is attached.
pvolcko wrote:I'm pretty sure Presidents can not pardon themselves. No logic to it at all, even by the legal system's standards. If you know otherwise I'd be interested in a source. Not being a wise-ass here, genuinely interested.
pvolcko wrote:I've read the story and I'm not sure I understand how Cheney was tangled up in this thing. Seems like a twice removed stock ownership, probably held in blind trust. Don't imagine that will hold up in the slightest. Gonzalez seemed to have a more direct connection to it, but there too it seemed thin. Will be interested to read more as things develop.
pvolcko wrote:However, claiming that this is some kind of first salvo in the indictments of BushCo seems pretty ridiculous.
Paulie wrote:Is this really important? They are what they are......
The longtime district attorney in Willacy County, Tex., is not retiring from public office quietly after a defeat at the polls this year. Instead he has issued a flurry of indictments against his local political enemies, and then for good measure filed charges against Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.
Mr. Cheney was charged with “engaging in an organized criminal activity” in connection with the 2001 beating death of an inmate by two fellow inmates at one of the privately run federal detention centers in the county, which is near the Mexican border, court officials said.
After Guerra's office was raided as part of the investigation early last year, he camped outside the courthouse in a borrowed camper with a horse, three goats and a rooster. He threatened to dismiss hundreds of cases because he believed local law enforcement had aided the investigation against him.
stovepipemike wrote:Devil ~ Think about oiled teflon suits,they wear'em and we don't.