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Judiciary Committee will hear about "IMPEACHMENT" on Friday July 25 2008

Impeachment is "On the Table"
Friday July 25 2008
So get your Popcorn (or Mocca) this can only get better!!
This is gonna be on TV @ 7 am Pacific Standard Time
on <sic>Corporate Media
2008 - July 25
2008 - July 25
((i)) update from an email sent to  iam@joe-anybody.com ((i))

UPDATE FROM DC

CSPAN is covering Friday!!! Just checked the schedule, and the CSPAN channel (not CSPAN2 or CSPAN3) has John Conyers on the calendar!!!!! SEE BELOW:

The Judiciary Committee has released the witness list for tomorrow:


 http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_072508.html



Witness List

Panel I:

Hon. Dennis Kucinich
U.S. House of Representatives
10th District, OH

Hon. Maurice Hinchey
U.S. House of Representatives
22nd District, NY

Hon. Walter Jones
U.S. House of Representatives
3rd District, NC

Hon. Brad Miller
U.S. House of Representatives
13th District, NC

Panel II:


Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman
Former U.S. House of Representatives
16th District, NY
Department of Justice

Hon. Bob Barr
Former U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
7th District, GA

Hon. Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson
Founder and President
High Roads for Human Rights


Stephen Presser
Raoul Berer Professor of Legal History
Northwestern University School of Law


Bruce Fein
Associate Deputy Attorney General, 1981-82
Chairman, American Freedom Agenda

Vincent Bugliosi
Author and Former Los Angeles County Prosecutor


Jeremy A. Rabkin
Professor of Law
George Mason University School of Law


Elliott Adams
President of the Board
Veterans for Peace



Frederick A. O. Schwarz, Jr.
Senior Counsel
Brennan Center for Jutice at NYU School of Law



Schedule date: Friday, July 25, 2008


07:00 AM EDT
3:00 (est.) LIVE
Call-In
Washington Journal
C-SPAN, Washington Journal



10:00 AM EDT
4:00 (est.) LIVE
House Committee
Constitutional Limits of Executive Power
Judiciary
John Conyers Jr., D-MI
The beginning and end of this live program may be earlier or later than the scheduled times.

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NIN Letter to Chairman Conyers and the Judiciary Committee




Susan Serpa, Diane Wittner, Hutch Cynthia Papermaster and Phil Burk composed the following letter which will also be used as a press release to be given to the media before and after the hearing. It is printed on NIN letterhead with a list of NIN participant groups attached.


July 25, 2008


Dear Chairman Conyers and Members of the Judiciary Committee,


The National Impeachment Network connects over 200 impeachment groups nationwide and the160,000+ impeachment activists they represent to work together with Congress for impeachment. We are lobbying Congress members who are speaking out for impeachment, offering to assist them with the support they need to take action to impeach Vice President Cheney and President Bush. We are speaking for the millions of citizens who want Congress to protect our Constitution and to act now to prevent further violations.



Congress has the power to impeach. But impeachment is not for the benefit of Congress. It is for the benefit of the American people.



Please give us something so that we know Democracy is not dead.



We the people want to believe that our government is based on the rule of law. Only impeachment can restore that belief. Furthermore, you took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Knowing that violations of the Constitution have occurred, and conclusive evidence has both been presented to you and is in the public record for you to acknowledge, you have no choice but to investigate, impeach and remove Vice President Cheney and President Bush from office.



We need to know that our government is telling us the truth about important issues such as war. Only impeachment will demonstrate to future presidents that we will not tolerate being misled.



We want to believe our government is there to serve us and not the interests of political parties.



Please move forward with ONE or more of the following actions based on the testimony presented to you in your hearing on July 25:



1. Take immediate steps to impeach and remove from office Vice President Richard B. Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors in violation of the Constitution of the United States. Cheney can be quickly tried and removed from office for Constitutional violations easily proved as part of the public record. Furthermore, Cheney has an 18% approval rating; the public views him as a criminal.



2. Schedule the next impeachment hearing today, and hold the hearing before the August recess. If Bush and Cheney instruct witnesses not to testify then they can be impeached for interfering with Congress's sole power of impeachment, resulting in a swift Senate trial.



3. Ask the staff to draft an article of impeachment related to the refusal of the Bush administration to comply with Congressional subpoenas, thus interfering, if not eliminating Congress's oversight powers.



Yes, time is short. But Andrew Johnson was impeached in ten days. There is sufficient time. The most important thing is knowing that Congress still cares enough about the Constitution to start the impeachment process even if we run out of time in January. Please give us a sign that the President's power over us is not absolute.



With sincere gratitude for your service and patriotism....


(yea! for portland activists solidarity ~joe)

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here is a website that has footage of July 25 Impeachment testimonies 25.Jul.2008 18:02

Ben Waiting

You can see some of the testimonies here
This is not a complete list

 http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=videocafeblog&p=r