Gonzales' Role Looks "Almost Exactly" Like Criminal Obstruction of Justice

29 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>Gonzales' Role Looks "Almost Exactly" Like Criminal Obstruction of Justice</h1><p>May 29, 2007 (LPAC)--Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), of the Senate Judiciary Committee, speaking during a press conference on May 24th, noted that a conversation between Monica Goodling and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, held a week after the House Judiciary Committee requested that she testify, is only one example of "how often a whiff of obstruction of justice has reared its head in the course of this investigation.... So if we were to look more into the specifics of that conversation, and we found that it was, again, in the area of obstruction of justice, it would come as no surprise. There's been the cloud of that hanging over this entire investigation." Whitehouse himself is a former prosecutor.</p><p>Goodling testified that the Attorney General had approached her with his recollections of "[s]ome of the process regarding the replacement of the U.S. attorneys. And he - he just - he laid out a little bit of it, and then he asked me if he thought - if I had any reaction to his iteration. And I remember thinking at that point that this was something that we were all going to have to talk about, and I didn't know that it was - I just - I didn't know that it was maybe appropriate for us to talk about that at that point, and so I just didn't. As far as I can remember, I just didn't respond."</p></div></body>