Bending the Third Rail
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Sunday, March 25, 2007
Bigger Fish
This story has sort of gotten lost somewhere along the way. As I mentioned awhile ago, this is really the big story. And it wouldn't surprise me if all the stonewalling is designed to firewall Bush from inquiry into this little activity where we have evidence of obstruction of justice by BUSH!
Yesterday I reported that the Justice Department had written Congress that, against the advice of Alberto Gonzales, the president had shut down an internal department investigation into the administration's wireless wiretapping program. Bush's was an unprecedented and arbitrary (and still unexplained) move.

Democrats in the Senate want to know more. So yesterday Sens. Russ Feinfold (D-WI), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter following up.
Here's the releveant graf from my previous blog post:
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.

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.
Looks like some Senators are interested in looking at this further.
Blogger Lynne said...
Russ Feingold is my hero.