When a Congressional committee subpoenaed Harry S. Truman in 1953, nearly a year after he left office, he made a startling claim: Even though he was no longer president, the Constitution still empowered him to block subpoenas.
……Congressional Democrats prepare to move forward with investigations of the Bush administration, they wonder whether that claim may be invoked again.
“The Bush administration overstepped in its exertion of executive privilege, and may very well try to continue to shield information from the American people after it leaves office,” said Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, who sits on two committees, Judiciary and Intelligence, that are examining aspects of Mr. Bush’s policies.
Why not probe Bill Clinton’s and Jimmy Carter’s Executive Orders and deliberate missteps? All. Of. Them.
When you go through the list of Clinton’s pardons, it reads like a who’s who of scumbags. A total of 140 including Hillary’s two brothers, members of the terrorist group FALN, fugitive buddy Marc Rich, and a host of other cronies who were his partners in crime.
Bush fired 8 federal attorneys and the Left had apoplexy.
Clinton fired 93 federal attorneys and no one on the Left batted a fucking eye: http://www.mrc.org/mediawatch/1993/watch19930401.asp
Whitehouse might also want to review Clinton’s Filegate, Chinagate, and Travelgate felonies, if he’s that hellbent on investigation.
As for Carter’s disastrous tenure, he slashed defense spending, removed U.S. missiles from South Korea, and capitulated foreign policy to the extent that the Soviets considered Central America a new playground. He stopped funding anti-Communist efforts in El Salvador and gave more that 90 million dollars in aid to the Communist Nicaraguan Sandinistas. Oh yeah, and he also said “there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe”, which surprised the hell out of the involuntary Russian satellites.
How about investigating all of Obama’s connections, friends, supporters, and monetary funds, some of which can be traced to the Gaza strip.