Another day, another scandal for the Bush Administration and White House, what now? The Attorney General was being questioned about the recent firing of eight US Attorneys has waffled to say the least. What we have come to know from the Congressional hearings is that the former White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, current Attorney General and head of the Justice Department had choreographed the dismissal of not just 8 US Attorney’s, but had considered dismissing all 93, while still a member of the White House Counsel. All made possible under law by recent changes in the Patriot Act, making it permissible to replace Federal judges without congressional approval. All that would be need is a mere stroke of the pen and bullet proof vest to resist the onslaught of public criticism. The lineup of those conspiring with the Bush Administration are: Attorney General – Alberto Gonzales, Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, Kyle Sampson and the Patriot Act.
Were Karl Rove’s hands on the controls, dictating the strategy of who, what, when, where and how to maintain power and influence through the force? The Bush Administration’s willingness to lie to America repeatedly as to protect its true objective is abhorrent! The US governmental system is set up to have checks and balances between the Judicial, Legislative and Administrative braches. The Bush Administration controlled all three, and willed that power to change laws and terrorize it owns citizens. Will making Alberto Gonzales and/or Kyle Sampson the goats for the follies of poor judgment protect Karl Rove? What else do you think is hiding in the Bush, rattle or tattle snakes bite?
Remember the following:
- Election 2000 –
Florida’s hanging chads
- No WMDs’ – United Nations and State of the Union speeches
- Repeal of Habeas Corpus
- Choose Your Words Carefully Scooter
- Valerie Plame – Dry Snitch Aint That a BI…
As reported by Newsweek:
In the summer of 2002, high-level Bush administration officials met to debate secretly a delicate issue: how aggressively could the CIA interrogate terror suspects? While the lawyers from Justice, Defense and the vice president’s office hotly debated definitions of torture (at times discussing specific interrogation techniques), Gonzales, who was then the White House counsel, sat by and said virtually nothing. The attorney general’s behavior was typical, say administration officials who have worked with him. Two days after that presser, however, the White House turned over newly discovered e-mails showing that Gonzales, while he was still on the job at the White House in January 2005, had “briefly” discussed the idea of firing attorneys. (A Justice Department spokeswoman said Gonzales had “no recollection” of that.) The e-mails showed that Kyle Sampson, then a top aide to Attorney General John Ashcroft and later Gonzales’s chief of staff, talked about the possible purge of “15-20 percent” of the U.S.
The e-mails also showed that Bush’s chief political adviser, Karl Rove, had “stopped by” to ask a White House lawyer “how we planned to proceed regarding US Attorneys, whether we are going to allow all to stay, request resignations from all and accept only some of them, or selectively replace them, etc.” Sampson warned that firing all the U.S. attorneys could cause political problems. “That said,” Sampson wrote, “if Karl thinks there would be political will to do it, then so do I.”
The conflicting accounts have spurred congressional investigators to cry cover-up. Democrats are now pushing to get White House officials, especially Rove, on the witness stand. The White House will probably argue that it would set a bad precedent to allow congressmen to grill the president’s personal advisers and rummage through their files. But since the White House has already started releasing confidential e-mails, it will have more difficulty making the familiar case for Executive Privilege.