Will Porter Goss be prosecuted for lying to Congress?
Mar. 18, 2005, Reuters
Goss told the Senate Armed Services Committee "The United States does not engage in or condone torture, ... We don't torture."
Give an incompetent liar enough rope ....
Goss in attempting to put that noose on Rep. Nancy Pelosi, seems to have forgotten his own contradictory testimony to Congress. If Goss and Pelosi were briefed about waterboarding, Goss lied to Congress, a crime. Goss' own statements are now evidence implicating himself.
Even competent liars eventually get caught in the web of their own irreconcilable constructions.
Whose timely words back up this view?
Minority leader Boehner! "Lying to congress is a crime."
Democracy Now: Why Porter Goss really resigned.
TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 47 >
§ 1001. Statements or entries generally
(a) ... 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, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both. ....
(c) With respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch, subsection (a) shall apply only to—
- 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.
VIDEO: Senate Hearing on Worldwide Threats to Nat'l Security, March 2005
Anyone have the videos? It is disappeared from C-SPAN.