Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Lawyer Up Gonzo

NewsHoggers has the scoop. From the Newsweek article they quote:
The top concern for Gonzales, and now Terwilliger, is the expanding investigation by Glenn Fine, the Justice Department’s fiercely independent inspector general, according to three legal sources familiar with the matter who declined to speak publicly about ongoing investigations. Originally, Fine's internal Justice probe—conducted in conjunction with lawyers from the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility—focused on the mass dismissal of U.S. attorneys late last year. The investigation has since broadened to include, among other matters, charges that Gonzales lied to Congress about the Bush administration’s warrantless surveillance program and the circumstances surrounding his late-night March 10, 2004, visit to the hospital room of then attorney general John Ashcroft. At the same time, Congress is continuing to pursue more documents on harsh CIA interrogation techniques approved by Gonzales.
We can only pray something comes to fruition in the hunt for Fredo's October surprise.


Bustednuckles said...

Perhaps saying I don't recall seventy two fucking times was not exactly good for avoiding more investigations
and/or charges, eh?

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

I wanted to call this post, "Lawyer Up Motherfucker" I can't wait for this house of cards to start caving in. I'm sticking to my guns that Gonzales ultimately is gonna spill the beans. Hope I'm right, but him in jail would be pretty sweet too.

Eli said...

I can't see *any* of the loyal Bushies ever talking.

But it would be very interesting to see what would happen if an investigation extended beyond Dubya's term, and therefore beyond his ability to issue pardons.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

I'm counting on it Eli...nice to yo' face dude.

Pandabonium said...

Can Glen Fine wiretap Gonzales? Waterboard him? Send him off to some godforsaken black hole prison?

I'm not advocating any of that. Just asking. Personally, I think he deserves a fair trial before we hang him.