Thursday, March 15, 2007

Gonzales a goner

It's not looking good for Gonzales. He just lost his stupidity defense.
March 15, 2007 — New unreleased emails from top administration officials show the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than previously acknowledged by the White House. The e-mails also show Alberto Gonzales discussed the idea of firing the attorneys en masse while he was still White House counsel—weeks before he was confirmed as attorney general.

The e-mails directly contradict White House assertions that the notion originated with recently departed White House counsel Harriet Miers and was her idea alone.
And this certainly doesn't help.
Shortly before Attorney General Alberto Gonzales advised President Bush last year on whether to shut down a Justice Department inquiry regarding the administration's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program, Gonzales learned that his own conduct would likely be a focus of the investigation, according to government records and interviews.
Neither one is saying what the advice was but Bush personally shut down that investigation, requested by the Democrats, when he refused to issue security clearances. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what advice Al gave the president.

Meanwhile, I have this dream that this will be the scandal that finally takes Rove down...

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Blogger MR said...

Quite frankly I've found this Dept. of Justice firings business very complicated, and a bit boring. Thankfully, Jon Stewart explains it to me in this video:

9:30:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Yeah, but how can any comedian compete with it? Clinton fires a travel agent and they want to impeach him - and then this?

Trying to throw Harriet Meyers to the wolves, by the way, seems odd in a presidency that values loyalty so much, but what about the judgment involved in nominating her for the Supreme Court if they can paint such a sleazy picture of her now?

10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I always thought Harriet was a red herring in the SCOTUS nomination process. They put her up so anyone would look better in comparison and it did give the wingnuts this sense of empowerment when they withdrew her name.

12:46:00 PM  

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