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“(CNSNews.com) – House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), echoing others who testified before a subcommittee on Thursday, said both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations represent an ‘imperial presidency.’ Obama, Conyers said, has broken his promises to shut down Guantanamo, end military operations abroad, and has continued to expand the power of the executive branch.

‘The power of what has begun to be termed the imperial presidency grows, and the ability of our Democratic institutions, especially the federal legislative branch – us – to constrain it seems more uncertain,’ Conyers said in his opening remarks at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

Conyers said the Obama administration continues to use executive privilege as strategy for national security at the cost of Americans’ civil liberties.

‘The repeated invocation of the state secrets privilege, which has gone on in recent years, including this administration, to an incredible new height,’ Conyers said.

Conyers said the Obama administration has ‘shut down complaints, investigations and lawsuits challenging executive branch action, such as illegal domestic surveillance, torture and rendition….”

I did not expect for a moment that the ever so corrupt John Conyers, Progressive had it in him to challenge the One but he still gets no credit from me.

While Obama has been trampling over our liberties since January 20, 2009, Conyers has remained silent and thereby a party to the trampling.  I am, therefore, suspect of the timing and agenda by both Conyers and the ACLU, both of whom have assisted in the destruction of the Republic.

That being said, these hearings mean nothing if nothing comes of it.

Enough procrastinating, stop and reverse the power of the executive branch.