Alberto Gonzales Lawyers Up

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has lawyered up. His lawyer is George Terwilliger, one of the top contenders named as a replacement for Gonzales. Terwilliger provided legal advice to Bush in the 2000 election recount case and served as Deputy AG under Bush I.

Newsweek reports Gonzales' chief concern is DOJ Inspector General Glenn Fine's investigation into the U.S. Attorney firings, the Ashcroft hospital visit over the NSA warrantless wiretapping program and whether Gonzales lied to Congress in his testimony about either or both.

One former administration official close to Gonzales’s team (who, like others interviewed for this story, requested anonymity in talking about an ongoing probe) said the former attorney general is concerned that Fine may end up making a criminal referral to the Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department—or even seek the appointment of a special counsel to determine if Gonzales made false statements to Congress.


Terwilliger told Newsweek:

“We have been engaged to assist Judge Gonzales in his continued effort to provide assistance to the Department of Justice as it examines the Department’s role in various programs and operations to combat the terrorist threat.”

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    i assume (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by cpinva on Thu Oct 11, 2007 at 09:36:53 AM EST
    he'll be renditioned to a foreign country, tortured until he admits his culpability, then sent to guantanamo. he'll remain there, indefinitely, never charged with anything, until he either rots, or the base falls into the ocean.

    it's the only way to be sure.