House Democrats Raise New Criticism of Gonzales

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales endured new criticism on Capitol Hill today as House Democrats questioned his leadership of the Department of Justice and his personal candor. Mr. Gonzales, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, was questioned again about the dismissals of United States attorneys - amid a new assertion that, in effect, nine of them were let go, rather than eight as previously reported - and about his awareness of what is going on in his huge department.

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Gonzales tells panel he doesn’t recall any more details

CNN

05/10/07

Democrats pressed Thursday for more answers on the firings of U.S. attorneys as Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted he hasn’t remembered anything new and Republicans demanded the investigation close. ‘My feelings and recollections about this matter have not changed,’ Gonzales told the House Judiciary Committee, three weeks after telling a Senate panel he couldn’t recall specific conversations or details in response to more than 70 questions...

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Alberto Gonzales, Zen master

Slate
by Dahlia Lithwick

05/10/07

The House Democrats are furious. To them, there is only one plausible explanation for what happened to the eight (now nine?) fired U.S. attorneys. There is only one narrative that works with the facts. The White House wanted party loyalists placed in either key battleground states, or in states where Republicans were being investigated or they thought Democrats should have been. Gonzales rolled out the welcome mat at the Justice Department and told them to install whomever they wanted while he played hearts on his computer. If Gonzales truly wants to rebut that narrative, he needs only to offer some plausible alternative. Anything at all. But he doesn’t. He offers only distractions...

//www.slate.com/id/2165987/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Gonzales testimony contradicts White House

Revealing Bush 'conversation' over US attorney firings
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