Friday, August 12, 2005
A Lose-Lose Situation for Dubya
John Aravosis spells it out.
The AP has picked up on something very interesting. Rove may have violated the federal false statements statute if he lied to Bush about his role in Plamegate. (And if he told Bush the truth, then Bush has been concealing evidence in national security investigation.)So it's a lose-lose scenario for Dubya. Either his evil twin is obviously guilty of a a crime, violating the federal false statements statute; or he himself is obviously guilty of a crime, obstruction of justice. I'm just wallowing in nostalgia this week.(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully - (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
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