Ex-Congressman Kucinich Shows Congress How To Investigate Nord Stream Sabotage
April 10, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich called upon the U.S. Congress to take seriously the extensive research of Seymour Hersh into President Biden’s sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, and, as a “former chair of a Government Oversight congressional investigative subcommittee,” he took the Congress by the hand and showed it how to incorporate Hersh’s investigation into specific subpoenas.
Entitled “The Bombing of Nord Stream—This Act of War against Europe Requires Congressional Investigation: A draft subpoena for Congressional use” is posted to his Kucinich Report website.
In part, Kucinich states:
“Veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s comprehensive account of the Biden Administration’s role in the bombing of Nord Stream has provided a road map for a series of congressional inquiries necessary to confirm or disconfirm Administration culpability.... This is a proper subject for an investigation, under Congress’ Article I, Section 8, Clause 18, constitutional powers to gather information, including to inquire on the administrative conduct of office.”
“The bombing of Nord Stream was an unconstitutional Act of War, involving the destruction of billions of dollars of energy infrastructure and wreaking havoc on the energy markets of Europe. The destruction of this major energy pipeline has affected over 80 million people, threatened the viability of the continent’s manufacturing base and its overall economic stability. The Administration did not have congressional approval, required under Article I, Section 8; nor did they consult with congressional leaders regarding the use of military assets for an attack on Nord Stream.”
Kucinich’s offer of assistance to guide the Congress in their responsibilities began with a model subpoena, starting with the Secretary of the Navy. It requires all records regarding the “Diving and Salvage Center in Panama City, Florida,” including tasks and missions, contracts let, the use of C4 explosives, etc.
“If the Administration, as has been charged by a veteran investigative journalist, did indeed conspire to blow up the Nord Stream pipelines, it marks a radical shift in the use of the presidential war power, a usurpation of the role of Congress and, unless checked, could lead to further reckless decisions that put us on an irrevocable path toward World War III.”