How long will we tolerate criminals in the White House?
There is just no excuse left for allowing the administration to keep this behavior concealed from the country. What James Comey described on Tuesday is the behavior of a government completely unmoored from any constraints of law, operating only by the rules of thuggery, intimidation, and pure lawlessness. Even for the most establishment-defending organs, there are now indisputably clear facts suggesting that the scope and breadth and brazenness of the lawbreaking here is far beyond even what was known previously, and it occurred at the highest levels of the Bush administration.
We are so plainly beyond the point of no return with this criminality. It is now inescapably evident even for those who struggled for so long to avoid acknowledging it. Here is one of the most establishment-friendly voices of the Bush administration [referring to Fred Hiatt and the Washington Post - see previous post] proclaiming the Attorney General of the United States to be a chronic liar and accusing the Bush administration -- as part of events in which the President was deeply and personally involved -- of engaging in deliberate cover-up of blatant lawbreaking.
in response to greenwald's painfully clear and plaintive call, atrios writes this...
I kind of feel like Glenn Greenwald has to write a version of this post every day for the next 5000 years before maybe a few more people will understand: the Bush administration was, for years, illegally spying on unknown numbers of Americans in clear and obvious violation of statute and likely still are.
i hasten to point out that greenwald isn't just talking about illegal spying... there's a whole host of criminal bush administration actions that are crying out for accountability, and i, for one, am not willing to wait 5000 years...
Labels: Atrios, Attorney General, Bush Administration, Department of Justice, domestic spying, George Bush, Glenn Greenwald, James Comey, warrantless domestic wiretapping, Washington Post, White HouseSubmit To Propeller