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Conyers asks: What Did the President and Vice President Know and When Did They Know It?


Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Michigan, 14th District
Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Dean, Congressional Black Caucus
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Contact: Dena Graziano 202-226-6888

Conyers asks: What Did the President and Vice President Know and When Did They Know It?

Directs Judiciary Committee Staff to Conduct Full and Comprehensive Investigation into Treasongate, Downing Street, Pre-War and Other Deceptions
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's decisions to indict Scooter Libby:

"Today's indictments represent the beginning, but not the end of the process of finally holding the Bush Administration accountable for its conduct in foisting a preemptive war on this country.

The prosecutor has performed his job in pursuing this case vigorously and fairly. However the charges really beg the larger question - what did the President and Vice President know about these and related matters, and when did they know it? I believe it is imperative that Congress pursue these questions and determine how these charges fit into the entire web of deception, manipulation and obfuscation laid bare by the Downing Street Minutes and Treasongate. As a result, I have directed my staff to conduct a comprehensive investigation and review of the facts concerning not only alleged efforts to misuse the White House to out a CIA operative, but misinformation concerning the run up the Iraq War, and all legal violations and breaches of trust by the Administration concerning the War."

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Thank you Congressman Conyers for proceeding with this important investigation into the administration's conspiracy to lie to Congress and trick them into a decision to vote for the Iraq war. So far, it looks to me like Scooter is taking one for the Team-why did he work so hard to protect the administration?...With so much lying, I expected more from the Grand Jury decision today. I smell a rat! I am grateful there are still legitimate lawmakers like you to not let the coverup begin...

I think this all shows that Bush was determined to go to war in Iraq regardless of the intelligence. According to the CBSNews.com Timeline of CIA Leak case on March 7, 2003, just days leading to the start of war, "The International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency, tells the Security Council the documents behind the Italian intelligence are forgeries." Obviously, the strongest supposed intelligence of Niger yellowcake claim of WMD in Iraq being false and going public would have dropped the immediate support of war and put a delay on it. However, Bush never informed the public of that and took the country into war anyway. You have to question that. Hopefully, there is action taken into the whole subject of Bush's rush to war.

I hope that The Honorable Conyers has enough sense to include Alex Jones to help present facts into this investigation. It is so important that Bush be put in prison for his crimes and the 9/11 attack on America is one serious enough to do just that! We need accountable and truth regarding the 9/11 account!

Investigate this matter and find as close to the truth as you can.

Dear Congressman Conyers,
I applaud your decision to investigate the lies and deceptions by the Bush Administration leading up to the invasion of Iraq. I urge you to extend your investigation to the events of 9/11. As summarized convincingly in the book "The New Pearl Harbor," by David Ray Griffin, there is significant evidence that the Bush Administration colluded in the 9/11 attack, evidence such as the absence of wreckage of the alleged Boeing 757 in photos of the Pentagon that day and the absence of any movies showing any plane hitting the Pentagon (by contrast with the endless repetitions of movies of the 2 planes hitting the twin towers). The "official" 9/11 Commission Report was an obvious fairy tale whitewash. Please get to the truth behind the disaster that has been perpetrated on our nation since 2000.

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