Conyers: Perjury and Obstruction May Have Occurred in U.S. Attorney Firings

23 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Conyers: Perjury and Obstruction May Have Occurred in U.S. Attorney Firings</h1><p>WASHINGTON, May 23 (LPAC)--The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said that the committee learned from today's testimony by Monica Goodling, that there may have been perjury and obstruction of justice by top Justice Department officials.</p><p>In a press conference after today's hearing, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) declared that there is still much to be revealed -- especially about the White House's role -- and then summarized exactly what the committee did learn from today's testimony:</p><p>**That former Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty "misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in his testimony about the limited role of the White House, when he personally knew otherwise":</p><p>**That "the Attorney General Gonzales made public statements that Ms. Goodling herself believed were inaccurate, and that he had tempted to coach her as a witness";</p><p>**That "in the final sign-off, Monica Goodling believes Karl Rove was involved in the process";</p><p>**That "false statements have been made under oath ... and that there was a possible obstruction of justice, as well as perjury."</p></div></body>