Friday, February 22, 2008

USAG Mukasey - "Contempt is in your hands"

Dear Michael ,

Do you think the Attorney General of the United States and those who serve beneath him should follow the laws of the United States? If you do, click here to tell Attorney General Michael Mukasey to allow his department to prosecute two White House officials who have clearly broken the law and undermined our Constitution.

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution charging White House chief of staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers with contempt for ignoring congressional subpoenas to testify about the U.S. Attorneys scandal. According to the law, once the House (or Senate) approves a contempt citation, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia -- who serves within the Department of Justice -- "shall…bring the matter before [a] grand jury for its action." Such a grand jury proceeding is necessary in order to prosecute Bolten and Miers for defying Congress.

When asked two weeks ago whether his department would follow the law and the will of the people if these contempt charges were passed by the House, Attorney General Michael Mukasey gave a simple answer: No.

While this may be standard operating procedure for an administration that routinely breaks our laws and defiles our Constitution, it does not mean that we should be silent in the face of this kind of behavior. It is time to tell the attorney general that his job is to enforce the law, not to ignore it.

Click on the following link to send a strongly worded message to Attorney General Mukasey, urging action on these contempt citations. You will have the opportunity to add your own language to our pre-written email and we encourage you to do so:

With your help, we can increase the public pressure on Mukasey to bring these rogue officials to justice. I hope you will add your voice to our call.

Thank you in advance for taking action.


Steve Fox
Campaign Director
American Freedom Campaign Action Fund

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