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May 16, 2009


Thursday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the Central Intelligence Agency of lying to congress, which is a criminal offense, by the way.
For the record, what is the criminal penalty Ms. Pelosi risks for lying to Congress, or the public?
Tom Bowler

I could be wrong about this but I thought congressmen and senators were pretty much exempt from any penalties for anything they say. Separation of powers and all that. They have have a set of rules they've devised for themselves, and they conduct "ethics investigations" whenever they feel those rules have been flaunted to the extent that some public rehabilitation is necessary. The investigations take years, designed as they are to come to their findings long after anyone cares, or even remembers, what it was all about.

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