The Daily Sandwich

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Democratic report to catalogue White House lawbreaking

Gotta love that John Conyers. Summarizing a pending update to the 2005 report, he wrote that the administration has allegedly broken more than two dozen laws, some on multiple occasions:

The laws implicated by the Administration’s actions include federal laws against making false statements to congress [sic]; federal laws and international treaties prohibiting torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; federal laws concerning retaliating against witnesses and other government employees; Executive Orders concerning leaking and other misuse of intelligence; federal regulations and ethical requirements governing conflicts of interest; the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; communications privacy laws; the National Security Act; and the Fourth Amendment.

Quite a list, but the White House has been getting away with it for years now, and as always, any semblance of accountability will come only through winning this year's elections.