Alberto Gonzales Stands By Firing of Seattle Prosecutor
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today defended the firing of Seattle U.S. Attorney John McKay, even though a month before the firing, his Chief of Staff, Kyle Sampson, wrote e-mails to the White House Counsel's office urging support for McKay to be named a federal judge, saying "it's highly unlikely that we could do better."
Check the double speak. All of a sudden, Gonzales claims what Sampson writes is "just the opinion of one person."
"That doesn't represent the views of the department, nor does it represent my view," Gonzales said.
So now we have an Attorney General who allowed a loose cannon shooting off his mouth to serve as his Chief of Staff? What does that say about his leadership?
Update: Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake predicts things are going to get worse for the White House in this scandal.
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