Thursday, July 26, 2007

what -- exactly -- does a contempt of congress resolution actually look like?

well -- it looks a little
something like this, except that
the blank july date "XX" would be
filled in with a "25", and an official
printed report number in the upper-
right-hand corner, in place of the
"X's" now appearing in the form of
citation below -- and just how are you
feeling about jail-house cuisine,
ms. miers [and mr. bolten]?

as ever, click to enlarge:

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Charles said...

I doubt Congress will authorize civil contempt and jail Miers, Bolten, etc. In fact, wouldn't they have Secret Service protection vs. the Sgt.-at-Arms?

Due to the importance of the Secret Service's protective function, the personnel of the agency receive the latest weapons and training. The agents of the Protective Operations Division receive the latest military technology (See: the Presidential Protection Assistance Act of 1976, codified in the notes of Title 18, Section 3056 of the U.S. Code Annotated). Due to specific legislation and directives, the United States military must fully comply with requests for assistance with providing protection for the president and all other people under protection, providing equipment, and even military personnel at no cost to the Secret Service.

Special Agents and officers carry the .357 SIG munition chambered in the SIG Sauer P229 pistol. In addition to their primary weapon, they are also trained on several close-combat weapons such as the Remington Model 870 shotgun, the IMI Uzi, FN P90, and the HK MP5 (including the MP5KA4) submachine guns among others.

nolo said...

charles --

the secret service is sworn to
protect officials from UNLAWFUL
threats -- not from the due process
of applicable law
. i am not sure as to whether
ms. miers, as an EX-white house
counsel, even qualifies for
such protection.

in any event, i am puzzled by the
rest of your longish comment -- as
to what they carry -- it is, to my
eye, all fascinatingly. . .



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