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Conyers seeks to censure Bush in Congress

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A leading Congressional Democrat wants to censure President George W. Bush for misleading Congress over Iraq.

Ranking House Judiciary Democrat Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has introduced a motion to censure Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for providing misleading information to Congress before the Iraq war, failing to respond to written questions and potential violations of international law, rawstory.com reported Tuesday.

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The resolutions were introduced Sunday with a third resolution -- HR 635 -- to create a Select Committee to investigate the administration's intent to go to war prior to congressional authorization. The committee would also be charged with examining manipulation of pre-war intelligence, thwarting congressional oversight and retaliatory attacks against critics, rawstory.com said.

The Select Committee seeks to subpoena Bush and other members of his administration to see if impeachable offenses have been committed. If passed, HR 635 would create a select committee which could potentially recommend articles of impeachment against both the president and vice president, the Web site said.

House Resolution 636 seeks to censure the president for failing to respond to repeated requests for information on pre-war intelligence, possible war crimes against detainees and violation of international law, and retaliatory action against critics of the administration. House Resolution 637 seeks censure Cheney for the same alleged abuses, it said.

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