Friday, 16 March 2007

The US Attorney Sackings Scandal Grows

The position of Alberto Gonzales, the Attorney General appears to be getting more and more fragile. With Andrew Cohen detailing his failings here, here and here , the New York Times editorialising about phony voting fraud charges, Karl Rove being linked to the firings and Dan Froomkin adding more detail in his excellent daily column, White House Watch, surely it's only a matter of time.

Waas writes that it isn't clear if Bush knew Gonzales was a potential target of the probe when he intervened. But either way, this is ugly.

If Gonzales told the president he wanted the probe quashed because he himself was in the crosshairs, then you've potentially got Bush personally involved in a cover-up to help his friend. If Gonzales didn't tell Bush that he was a potential target, then the attorney general may have abused his office and misled the president.

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