Bush Didn't Violate Law

1 decade 2 years 3 months ago Monday, June 25 2007 Jun 25, 2007 Monday, June 25, 2007 10:41:56 AM CDT June 25, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - A legal opinion finds that President Bush did not break the law when he made a recess appointment of St. Louis businessman Sam Fox as U.S. ambassador to Belgium. The Government Accountability Office says Fox can continue to serve in the post but cannot draw a government salary. Bush withdrew Fox's nomination in March, just minutes before it came to a vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Bush gave Fox a recess appointment a week later. Democrats opposed Fox because he contributed to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth during the 2004 presidential campaign. The group's ads were seen as a factor in the defeat of Democrat John Kerry.

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