Sunday, March 25, 2007

Alberto Gonzales Caught In Yet Another Lie

Everytime this man opens his mouth, he seems to get himself entagled in more lies.

Yet the White House and Republicans in Congress are continuing to show their support for the Attorney General. This is setting the stage for a major political battle, unless this "support" from Bush & Co. is just a front. For now, it looks like the White House is not backing down....nor are their Republican allies in Congress. This makes it more likely that Democrats will have to use subpoenas to attempt to drag White House staffers in to testify under oath for the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. But the White House will challenge any subpoena attempt in Federal Court.


From the UK's 'Guardian'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Last week, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he was not involved in any discussions about the impending dismissals of U.S. attorneys.

On Friday night, however, the Justice Department revealed Gonzales' participation in a Nov. 27 meeting where such plans were discussed.

The firings of eight prosecutors has since led to a political firestorm and calls for his ouster.

At that meeting, the attorney general and at least five top Justice Department officials discussed a five-step plan for carrying out the firings of the prosecutors, Gonzales' aides said late Friday.

There, Gonzales signed off on the plan, which was drafted by his chief of staff, Kyle Sampson. Sampson resigned last week.

Another Justice aide closely involved in the dismissals, White House liaison Monica Goodling, has also taken a leave of absence, two officials said.

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