Thursday, March 15, 2007

A Lawyer Who Lies

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A lawyer who lies? Kidding aside, as in any honorable profession, yes, there are a few.

Unfortunately, one of them is the nation's top law enforcement officer, the Attorney General of the United States.

Monday, March 13 (Alberto Gonzales press conference):
As a general matter, some two years ago, I was made aware of a request from the White House as to the possibility of replacing all the United States Attorneys. That was immediately rejected by me. I felt that that was a bad idea and it was disruptive.
Thursday, March 15 (ABC News):
New unreleased e-mails from top administration officials show that the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by White House adviser Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than the White House previously acknowledged.

The e-mails also show that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales discussed the idea of firing the attorneys en masse weeks before he was confirmed as attorney general.
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The latest e-mails show that Gonzales and Rove were both involved in the discussion, and neither rejected it out of hand.

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