Congress Going To Work Hard To Fail

So far, the Democrat led Congress has accomplished only one thing, the minimum wage hike, which was only accomplished because of Republicans, and, it looks like they will fail to follow through on their 6 for ’06 and their 100 Day Agenda

WASHINGTON – Congressmen returning from their Independence Day break are ready for battle with the White House, with Democrats decrying President Bush’s commutation of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby’s prison sentence and fighting Bush’s latest claim of executive privilege.

Congresses primary job, as laid out in the Constitution, is legislation, not hard core partisan investigations.

Monday is the deadline for the White House to explain why Bush is refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena for e-mails and other documents on his aides’ involvement in the firings of eight federal prosecutors last winter. The White House is not expected to comply with the deadline.

Perhaps it could have something to do with that pesky Constitutional separation of powers thing? And that the investigations have absolutely everything to do with naked partisan politics?

Leahy and others said they suspect that Bush commuted Libby’s sentence to keep Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff from revealing internal White House discussions.

So they are talking to the prosecutor in the CIA case, Patrick Fitzgerald, about testifying before Congress, several senators said Sunday.

"I think you may very well see Mr. Fitzgerald before the Senate Judiciary Committee," Leahy said on CNN’s "Late Edition."

I wonder if they will ask Fitzgerald why he never charged the actual leaker, Dick Armitage? Perish the thought. Especially when you read something silly like this (h/t Michelle Malkin)

(Rep John) Conyers said he doesn’t think President Bush acted outside his constitutional authority in commuting Libby’s 2 1/2-year prison sentence, but he questions the use of that authority.

Only in Liberal World.

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