Wednesday, July 25, 2007
(Watch Yesterdays Hearing Below)
Alberto Gonzales was once again dragged before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday for questioning. This time, the focus was not only on the U.S. attorney firings (and the possible coaching of a witness) but also the issue of domestic spying, and the White House's refusal to cooperate with ongoing Congressional investigations.
Members of Congress are now considering calling for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Gonzales and his tenure at the Justice Department. Sen. Arlen Spector mentioned that Alberto Gonzales has the power to appoint a Special Prosecutor...to lead an investigation of guess who?... Alberto Gonzales. Of course this would be a complete joke. That's like the burglar investigating his own crime. I don't think that would go very far. He mentioned that since Gonzales has a conflict of interest, the President could appoint a Special Prosecutor....but obviously there would still be a conflict of interest.
This is why the Justice Department should be more independent from the politics of the White House and more accountable to the Congress.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman - Patrick Leahy
Posted by Brian E. at 2:25 AM