Rep. John Conyers (D-MI 14th), "the only member of Congress ever to have served on two committees handling presidential impeachment" (The Almanac of American Politics 2004 [Washington, D.C.: National Journal Group, 2003], p. 851), seems ready to serve on a third.  --  On Wednesday, he released a report entitled "The Constitution in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution, and Coverups in the Iraq War," and has introduced a resolution to create a select committee with subpoena authority to investigate the misconduct of the Bush administration with a view to examining "possible impeachable offenses."  --  In his letter, reproduced below, he urges you to sign up as a "citizen cosponsor" of these efforts....

DEMAND CENSURE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MISCONDUCT BY BUSH AND CHENEY IN IRAQ WAR
By Rep. John Conyers (D-MI 14th)

December 21, 2005

Original source: John Conyers (D-MI 14th)

Dear Friend:

Today I released a staff Report entitled, “The Constitution in Crisis: The Downing Street Minutes and Deception, Manipulation, Torture, Retribution and Coverups in the Iraq War

In response to the Report -- which finds substantial evidence of federal legal violations by numerous members of the Bush Administration -- I have introduced a resolution creating a Select Committee with subpoena authority to investigate the misconduct of the Bush Administration with regard to the Iraq war and report on possible impeachable offenses; as well as Resolutions proposing both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney should be censured by Congress based on the uncontroverted evidence of their abuse of power.

To read the Report, sign up as a citizen cosponsor of these efforts, or make a contribution and obtain a signed copy of a book version of the report to be published in the coming months, please go to the Iraq Report Action Center on my web site.

Iraq Report Action Center

In addition to highlighting the devastating arrogance, hubris, and wrongheadedness of the Bush Administration, the Report also highlights the danger of one party rule in Washington and inability of the Republican Congress to operate as any sort of check or balance on the Administration. It is important that we as a nation say “never again” to going to war under false pretenses, and covering up official wrongdoing. Thank you for helping me look at these problems, and please pass on this email to friends and colleagues who may be interested in this issue as well.

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Thank you for your help and your continued stand for a better democracy.

Sincerely,

John Conyers, Jr.