The new Democratic Congress will likely subpoena documents that the White House may refuse to hand over — if that happens, we may witness a struggle that puts our democratic republic on the brink.
The path to impeachment: Congress will ask for information that the public is entitled to – it is OUR government.
The upcoming hearings will undoubtedly include demands for information that the Administration has up till now refused to provide.
Bush will refuse,
… The Bush administration has been historic in its refusal to share information with Congress or the public.
The, either the Congress impeaches to assert the authority of We The People over the government, or they back down and allow a dictatorship.
At that point Congress will have several options:
# It can make angry noises while in actuality accepting Administration intransigence.
# It can pass legislation establishing a special prosecutor.
# It can appeal to the courts by suing the Administration.
# It can establish a select committee or otherwise threaten impeachment against whatever officials it decides to hold accountable, from the President and Vice-President through cabinet members and other top officials.
And it will be us – you and me – bloggers and readers – who demand that the Congress uphold democracy.