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  •  AFAIK (4.00)
    Condi didn't testify under oath, so it's not perjury. But it's still a felony under 18 USC Sec. 1001.

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully -

    (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

    (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or

    (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry; shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

    (b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a party to a judicial proceeding, or that party's counsel, for statements, representations, writings or documents submitted by such party or counsel to a judge or magistrate in that proceeding.

    (c) With respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch, subsection (a) shall apply only to -

    (1) administrative matters, including a claim for payment, a matter related to the procurement of property or services, personnel or employment practices, or support services, or a document required by law, rule, or regulation to be submitted to the Congress or any office or officer within the legislative branch; or

    (2) any investigation or review, conducted pursuant to the authority of any committee, subcommittee, commission or office of the Congress, consistent with applicable rules of the House or Senate.


    •  In front of the Senate Committee? (none)
      I think she did

      WASHINGTON (CNN) -- National security adviser Condoleezza Rice testified Thursday under oath and in public before the independent National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001. The White House initially refused to allow Rice's public testimony but reversed its position after pressure from relatives of 9/11 victims, commission members and politicians.

      CNN

      •  Ok, (none)
        So now you can add perjury to 18 USC Sec. 1001. Of course the chances of "Abu" Gonzales actually doing anything about it... Let's see, how many synonyms of zero do I want to ladle this comment with?

        Ok, I'm lazy tonight. The chances that good old "Abu" will do his duty and prosecute this silly bitch are exactly and precisely zero.

    •  Condi Can Take Martha Stewart's Old Cell (none)
      Lying to a federal whatchamcallit is now a crime. You can keep your big mouth shut but it's a crime to lie to the feds.

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