GOP IT Guru Ordered Deposed MONDAY! Rove Next!

Maybe Reid and Pelosi are smarter than we thought…

The attorneys in the case have said that Connell’s testimony may well lead to the subpoenaing and under-oath questioning of Karl Rove, who, they say, would be unable to use Executive Privilege as an excuse to avoid such a subpoena in a civil RICO case…

I wish Ken Bingham were around to tell us why there seems to have been SO MUCH corruption by Republicans under Bushie. He’s probably too busy looking for a one room rental to move his family into now that he’s upside down on his mortgage.

ht/t NBBooks/DailyKos

Republican computer expert Mike Connell, who has been implicated as being at the center of vote fraud in Florida in 2000 and in Ohio in 2004, has been ordered by an Ohio judge to appear for a deposition on Monday, the day before the election!

This takes out one of the GOP’s most important players – at the most crucial time imaginable!

The full story is available on The Brad Blog here.

The Story

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  1. #1 by Becky Stauffer on November 1, 2008 - 9:06 am

    ‘Bout time!

  2. #2 by Glenn Hoefer on November 1, 2008 - 9:47 am

    Won’t they just lie under Oath? Failing that, be pardoned by the Decider before he leaves?

    What effect will any of this have on a lame duck president? Why wasn’t any of this pressed forward in the time frame that would have made any difference?

  3. #3 by Sarah on November 1, 2008 - 10:05 am

    I am worried for this country if Barack Obama and a Democrat controlled Congress pursue criminal charges against Bush administration officials or try to impeach Bush after he leaves office. The United States has always prided itself with the peaceful transfer of power. If Obama or the Democrats do this they will plunge the nation into great turmoil and upheaval. He would set a precedent that whenever the Presidency or even the Congress changes Parties those newly endowed with power will seek reprisals against the other. We may see the end to peaceful transitions if Obama doesn’t tread lightly. This is assuming he wins. It may be better for President Bush to give a blanket pardon to everyone who has ever served in his administration (including himself) just to save the country from a national nightmare.

  4. #4 by James Farmer on November 1, 2008 - 11:01 am

    Sarah:

    What are you talking about? You are worried about what “might” happen, while the rest of us are worried about what already has happened.

    Does it concern you in the least that Bush lied us into a war with Iraq? Or how about the decision to ignore the Geneva Convention? Or how about the decision to ignore the Constitution when convenient?

    If I were you, I’d be far more concerned about the precedent set by the Bush administration in running government unchecked by laws than the precedent that might be set were an Obama administration to hold the previous administration accountable for crimes it committed while in office.

    Finally, were Bush to pardon his administration prior to leaving office, such would be the pinnacle of cynicism for his legacy and administration; and I do not believe for a second that administration lawyers are not drafting legal opinions as we speak concerning the effect of such a blanket pardon were it to occur!

  5. #5 by Cliff Lyon on November 1, 2008 - 1:01 pm

    Oh Dear Sarah,

    You sound more worried about your precious George than you do about this country.

    This country used to pride itself on the notion of rule of law. R U some sort of traitor? Are you a fraud?

    Are you even a woman? I think you are a man, and I think you voted for Bush both times.

  6. #6 by Richard Warnick on November 1, 2008 - 1:35 pm

    At the risk of sounding cynical, while I wish our next President would assign a special prosecutor to thoroughly investigate and prosecute the crimes of the Bush administration– I’ll believe it when I see it.

    OTOH, how long before the GOP starts calling for the impeachment of President Obama? You know that’s coming!

  7. #7 by Becky Stauffer on November 1, 2008 - 2:16 pm

    He would set a precedent that whenever the Presidency or even the Congress changes Parties those newly endowed with power will seek reprisals against the other.

    Sarah seems to have forgotten about the Republicans during the Clinton administration with their one baseless investigation after another just intended to handicap the presidency. And when they were never able to find one single crime or misdemeanor, they finally got an impeachment – for (trapping Clinton into) lying about a BJ (why the hell were those voyeuristic freeps interested in that!). That whole spectacle was truly a national humiliation — and I don’t mean the BJ.

    Of course, we’ve found out since then that even Republicans have sexual missteps hiding in their own closets, and now the topic of infidelity is OFF the table.

    But, Sarah, we have the Bush administration that has gotten away with lying and violating Americans’ civil rights among other crimes. Many thousands of lives have been lost because Bush lied us into a ‘pre-emptive war’. And Cheney. And Wolfowitz. And Rumsfeld. Etc. These are serious crimes, Sarah, not a little dalliance. Where is the accountability? Where is the justice?

  8. #8 by Richard Warnick on November 1, 2008 - 2:28 pm

    Becky, thanks for putting “pre-emptive war” in quotes. Some are now saying that’s the essence of the Bush Doctrine, but they are wrong.

    Two problems: (1) Waging war is justified under international law only in response to an attack or with U.N. Security Council authorization, and (2) There was nothing to pre-empt in Iraq, which made our invasion a preventive war (aka war of aggression if you want to use the Nuremberg term for it).

  9. #9 by cav on November 1, 2008 - 3:08 pm

    The cuddly notion of a ‘blanket pardon’ is designed to bury the guilt any two-time bush voter may be entertaining.

    How about we start with Cheney and just procced downward till we get all the Sarahs? Would ignoring bushes crimes make her feel better?

  10. #10 by Larry Bergan on November 1, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    Sarah:

    A peaceful transition is in the hands of the Republicans. They can go ahead with their plans to steal this election or they can stop it. That is where this whole thing, (democracy experiment), begins and ends. Justice and the rule of law is a part of it that you should consider more seriously.

  11. #11 by Larry Bergan on November 1, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    Bob and JD:

    Sarah needs your help! Oh, that’s right, election fraud at the level of Karl Rove isn’t your favorite subject, is it? Personally, I’m drooling.

  12. #12 by Glenn Hoefer on December 13, 2008 - 5:38 pm

    The end is near.

  13. #13 by Moribund Republic on December 13, 2008 - 6:03 pm

    As a side note, does anyone imagine that the current Blogo/Rahm affair hasn’t been loaded in the cannon for a long time?

    I figure Bush/Cheney/Rove are simply firing a shot over Obama’s bow, to advise him to leave well enough alone. What they are showing now in Chicago, is only a peek at what lies below Swamp Obama.

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