July 3, 2007

Obstruction of justice

Filed under: Obstruction of justice, politics, Polls — ubikcan @ 8:22 am

The Bush obstruction of justice yesterday in commuting Scooter Libby’s judge and jury’s trial is opposed by a clear majority of Americans, and even 40% of the GOP:

Survey USA poll results of those familiar with the case:

Pardoned Libby completely: 17%
Left the sentence in place: 60% (GOP: 40%, Dem: 77%, Ind: 56%)
Agree with the President’s decision: 21%
Not sure: 2%
(MOE: 3.4%)

69% of those who described themselves as “Moderate” also want the sentence left in place.

There are rumors of Congressional hearings on this action.

Here is Ambassador Joe Wilson, whose wife Valerie Plame was outed by the Bush administration from her position as an undercover CIA operative:

“From my viewpoint, the president has stepped in to short circuit the rule of law and the system of justice in our country. In so doing, he has acknowledged Mr. Libby’s guilt for, among other things, obstruction of justice, which by definition is covering up for somebody in a crime. By commuting his sentence, he has brought himself and his office into reasonable suspicion of participation in an obstruction of justice. The commutation of (Libby’s) sentence in and of itself is participation in obstruction of justice.”


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