New poll results continue to show strong public support for impeachment. According to the American Research Group, fifty-five percent of Americans believe President Bush has committed impeachable offenses. Fifty-two percent believe the same for Vice President Dick Cheney. Despite these numbers, a lower thirty-four percent believe Bush should actually be impeached, with forty-three percent supporting the impeachment of Cheney.
Ex-Exec: News Corp. Encouraged Lying to Investigators to Protect Giuliani
A former publishing executive at the media conglomerate News Corp. is accusing her former bosses of pressuring her to commit perjury in order to protect the presidential ambitions of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Judith Regan was fired as head of ReganBooks last year in the controversy over aborted plans to publish a book by O.J. Simpson. In a wrongful termination suit, Regan says an executive pressured her to lie to investigators about her affair with former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik. Giuliani appointed Kerik and later recommended him to head the department of homeland security. According to Regan, News Corp executives have long sought to promote Giuliani in their vast media holdings. Kerik was indicted last week on federal tax fraud and other charges.
FBI Probe: Blackwater Killings Unjustified
Preliminary findings are in from the FBI probe of the September mass-killing of seventeen civilians by Blackwater guards in Iraq. The New York Times is reporting investigators have concluded the killings were unjustified and unlawful in the shootings of at least fourteen of the victims. The investigation is still underway. Prosecutors have yet to issue indictments amidst ongoing uncertainty over whether Blackwater guards can even be put on trial.