A Man with a Flashlight

Why Gonzales’ silence?
April 17, 2007, 11:34 am
Filed under: Politics, The Imperial President

Unless he’s been setting us up for a surprise, Alberto Gonzales isn’t going to reveal much when he testifies today. (Update: the hearing was rescheduled for Thursday due to the murders at Virginia Tech.)

Is he protecting the president? The Albuquerque Journal reports that New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias was fired by Bush as a favor to senator Pete Domenici. Talking Points Memo has the story:

Gonzales…told Domenici he would fire Iglesias only on orders from the president… Domenici called Bush’s senior political adviser, Karl Rove, and told him he wanted Iglesias out and asked Rove to take his request directly to the president.
Domenici and Bush subsequently had a telephone conversation about the issue.

It would be ironic that the Senate holds hearings and calls in witnesses, while one of their own number has the whole story, yes?

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