Just when they thought they were almost in the clear, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers now says that President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney committed impeachment-worthy offenses of which must be thoroughly investigated even after the two men leave office as a means of reaffirming U.S. constitutional principles.

“The Bush Administration’s approach to power is, at its core, little more than a restatement of Mr. Nixon’s famous rationalization of presidential misdeeds:  ‘When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal,’” Conyers said in a foreword to a 487-page report entitled “Reining in the Imperial Presidency: Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush.”