Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Michigan, 14th District
Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Dean, Congressional Black Caucus
For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2005
Conyers asks: What Did the President and Vice President
Know and When Did They Know It?
Directs Judiciary Committee Staff to Conduct Full and Comprehensive Investigation into Treasongate, Downing Street,
Pre-War and Other Deceptions
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following
statement regarding Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's decisions to indict Scooter Libby:
"Today's indictments represent the beginning, but not the end of the process of finally holding the Bush Administration
accountable for its conduct in foisting a preemptive war on this country.
The prosecutor has performed his job in pursuing this case vigorously and fairly. However the charges really beg the
larger question - what did the President and Vice President know about these and related matters, and when did they know
it? I believe it is imperative that Congress pursue these questions and determine how these charges fit into the entire
web of deception, manipulation and obfuscation laid bare by the Downing Street Minutes and Treasongate. As a result, I
have directed my staff to conduct a comprehensive investigation and review of the facts concerning not only alleged
efforts to misuse the White House to out a CIA operative, but misinformation concerning the run up the Iraq War, and all
legal violations and breaches of trust by the Administration concerning the War."