Senator Boxer: Did Bush Commit an ‘Impeachable Offense’?

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has written a letter to four presidential scholars asking them whether they believed that President Bush’s admitted domestic surveillance without a warrant constituted grounds for impeachment. Senator Boxer’s letter referred to a public statement made by John Dean, whom she quoted as saying that President Bush is “the first President to admit to an impeachable offense.” Dean served as White House counsel for President Nixon at the time of the Watergate scandal.

“This startling assertion by Mr. Dean is especially poignant because he experienced first hand the executive abuse of power and a presidential scandal arising from the surveillance of American citizens,” wrote Boxer in her letter.


Senator Boxer letter 12/19/05; Senator Boxer release 12/20/05

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