House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers issued a 500-page report Tuesday documenting what he says are extraordinary claims of executive power during President George W. Bush’s eight years in office saying evidence his committee has gathered demands independent criminal investigations into issues such as torture, domestic surveillance, and the firing of nine U.S. Attorneys.
Conyers said the recommendations contained in his report to continue probing the Bush administration's policies are not intended as political payback, rather the goal is to “restore the traditional checks and balances of our constitutional system.”
What Obama said;Obama told Stephanopolous that he held “a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backward.”
I agree that we need to move forward and not backward but also we must learn from the mistakes of the past, so we don't repeat them.