An investigation might be finished as early as next month, and then the U.S. inspector general might recommend criminal prosecution of departed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the fired former U.S. attorney for Western Washington told a Spokane audience Friday.
It was reported last week that Gonzales has now retained a high-profile defense lawyer and apparently is refusing to answer questions from the inspector general, which could signify the investigation is nearly complete, McKay said.Gee, I must have missed that report about Gonzo lawyering up...that's a shame, a real shame...:)
“When it lands … it is going to be an extremely negative report on President Bush’s Justice Department,” McKay told the packed conference room, which included federal prosecutors and judges.
“There was a conspiracy to politicize the Justice Department,” McKay said, “and they did not get away with it.”
Under increasing pressure, Gonzales resigned Aug. 27.