Monday, March 19, 2007

And once again, a big shout out to Senator Pat Leahy

One of my favourite recipients these days: Leahy: "I Am Sick and Tired of Getting Half-Truths."
“I do not believe in this, ‘we’ll have a private briefing for you where we’ll tell you everything,’ and they don’t,” Mr. Leahy said on the ABC News program “This Week.” adding: “I want testimony under oath. I am sick and tired of getting half-truths on this.”
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired too, Pat...:)

And the story gets better today with this development:
Already, the uproar over the dismissals has led to the resignation of Mr. Gonzales’s chief of staff, D. Kyle Sampson, whose plan to remove 7 of the nation’s 93 United States attorneys was detailed in e-mail messages made public last week. The messages showed that during the last two years, Mr. Sampson had consulted extensively with the White House about planning for the firings, information that contradicted earlier assertions by Justice Department officials that the White House was not involved.

Mr. Schumer said his aides had spoken Saturday night to Mr. Sampson’s lawyer, and had received indications that Mr. Sampson “wants to come forward.” Speaking on “Meet the Press” on NBC, Mr. Schumer said, “It’s a real possibility that he will voluntarily testify.” (emphasis added)
So stonewall away, Mr. Rove et al., but Gonzales' former chief of staff, frequent communicator with the White House on the U.S. attorney dismissals and all-round Rovian underling may very well be singing like a bird for all the world to see. I'm thinking you White House types might want to have your say as well, but maybe that's just me.