Meeting held to discuss impeachment of President George W. Bush-Truth!
Congressman John Conyers Hosted a Meeting in Washington to Discuss Impeachment of President George W. Bush-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:An email from the petition website Grassfire.net says that Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich) brought together a group of attorneys and legal scholars to consider articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush. The articles were drawn by activists who are opposed to the U.S. led effort against Iraq's president Saddam Hussein.
News of the meeting was reported on March 13, 2003 by Roll Call magazine in Washington DC. According to the article, Representative Conyers, who hosted the meeting, was the only member of congress in attendance. The articles of impeachment were described as having been drafted by Francis Boyle, an Illinois law professor. Roll Call says another attendee at the meeting was former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. WorldNetDaily.com says Clark has publicly called for impeachment of the president and is associated with the web site http://www.votetoimpeach.org/.
According to WorldNetDaily.com, some of those who answer the phones at Conyer's office denied that meeting took place and called it a rumor. But Dena Graziano, a spokesperson for Conyers told WorldNetDaily said that the meeting had taken place but that the "consensus" had been not to pursue the impeachment.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
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Grassfire.net has just learned that House Judiciary ranking
member John Conyers (D-Mich.) assembled more than two-dozen
prominent liberal attorneys and legal scholars on Tuesday to
consider articles of impeachment drafted against President Bush
by activists seeking to block military action against Saddam
Conyers was the only Member of Congress to attend the meeting,
however Ramsey Clark–former attorney general was also there.
“We had a pretty frank discussion about putting in a bill of
impeachment against President Bush,” said Francis Boyle, an
Illinois law professor who is working with Clark on the
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Grassfire.net is urging all 203,020 citizens who have
signed our “Support the Commander-in-Chief” petition to call
Rep. Conyers office to voice their displeasure with him for
even considering such an action against a President who has
vowed to protect our nation from terror.
Please call as soon as you receive this message!
Below is the contact information you need to make an
IMMEDIATE, and DIRECT IMPACT ON THIS ISSUE!
Rep. John Conyers: 202/225-5126 (Washington Office)
313/961-5670 (Main District Office)
Please tell his staff that you are one of more than 200,000
Grassfire.net citizen activists who support the actions of
our President, and you are angry and disappointed over by
Rep. Conyers actions.
And please, after calling Rep. Conyers, pass this message on
to your friends and family, urging them to follow your leadby phoning as well.
TOGETHER, WE MUST COMBAT THESE DESPICABLE ACTS AGAINST
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