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Gonzo's apparent lie explained

The White House has tortured themselves with this explanation.


From RS:

The Bush administration has responded to a Republican senator’s request for information about Alberto Gonzales’s conflicting testimony on a secret surveillance program but not by a 12 p.m. Tuesday deadline, CNN reported.

Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, still is waiting for a requested response from Gonzales himself, which had yet to be delivered Tuesday night, he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an interview Tuesday afternoon.

The letter Specter received from Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell seeks to clarify earlier testimony from Gonzales in which he said there was not “serious disagreement” among administration officials over a classified National Security Agency surveillance program.  (more…)

By |2007-07-31T23:18:29-04:00July 31st, 2007|Countdown, Domestic Spying, Senate|Comments Off on Gonzo's apparent lie explained

Gonzo's poor performance

I don’t think that Alberto Gonzales is a stupid man. Instead, I think that the Bush administration believes that can and should be able to do anything that it wants. Congress is an obstruction to their plans. If you listen to Gonzo’s testimony he is playing the Watergate card – “Not to the best of my recollection.” This defense didn’t work so well for the Watergate guys 30 years ago. I doubt it will work that well for Gonzales.

From WaPo:

Explaining his role in the botched firing of federal prosecutors, Gonzales uttered the phrase “I don’t recall” and its variants (“I have no recollection,” “I have no memory”) 64 times. Along the way, his answer became so routine that a Marine in the crowd put down his poster protesting the Iraq war and replaced it with a running “I don’t recall” tally. (more…)

By |2007-04-21T06:40:01-04:00April 21st, 2007|US Attorneys|Comments Off on Gonzo's poor performance
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