Waas on Gonzales, Bush and the NSA Wiretapping

Murray Waas has a new article in the National Journal, Internal Affairs, in which he reports that the aborted DOJ probe probably would have targeted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:

Shortly before Attorney General Alberto Gonzales advised President Bush last year on whether to shut down a Justice Department inquiry regarding the administration's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program, Gonzales learned that his own conduct would likely be a focus of the investigation, according to government records and interviews.

Had it not been quashed, a Justice Department inquiry into the domestic eavesdropping program would likely have examined the actions of Alberto Gonzales.

Bush personally intervened to sideline the Justice Department probe in April 2006 by taking the unusual step of denying investigators the security clearances necessary for their work.

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    Jesus Christo (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Che's Lounge on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 01:33:49 PM EST
    Even Asscroft was better than this guy.

    I can't believe I just wrote that.

    I couldn't be pleased more (none / 0) (#2)
    by scribe on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 02:03:00 PM EST
    A whole new (old) avenue into the WH and opportunities to investigate the Rethugs.  And, this one goes straight to the Oval Office.

    I smell "obstruction of justice" (in the political, if not the criminal) sense written all over this one.

    send 'em packin' (none / 0) (#3)
    by profmarcus on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 02:36:25 PM EST
    i truly hope this utterly damning story by murray waas gets the traction it deserves... as i've said nauseatingly often, the best gift i could possibly receive is for bush, cheney, and the whole goddam cabal to be sent packing...

    And, yes, I DO take it personally

    Conyers piling on (none / 0) (#4)
    by scribe on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 05:38:27 PM EST
    Per TPM, Conyers today sent Gonzo a letter demanding an explanation and information as to the allegations in the Waas article.

    So did (none / 0) (#5)
    by dutchfox on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 07:25:57 PM EST