Monday, February 06, 2006

What? No Oath for Gonzales?!

Crooks and Liars has the video.

Jonathan Turley is a professor of Constitutional law at George Washington University. He said today: "Alberto Gonzales has been claiming national security to avoid answering basic questions about the program. For example, when asked if he revealed information from the program to the FISA court, he refused to answer under the absurd claim that it was somehow sensitive information. It is a use of national security for purely political reasons....

"The Democrats are not asking basic follow-ups, like when Gonzales said today that the administration did not request an amendment to FISA because doing so would result in the ending of the program; no one asked if the program, since it has been disclosed, must now end.

"Fundamentally Gonzales is following the script of the white paper he released several weeks ago. The legal arguments are without merit. The administration is attempting to argue that the president is not bound by law; that is a concept entirely foreign to our system....

"Perhaps most astonishing is the unwillingness of the committee to place Gonzales under oath. During his confirmation hearings, Gonzales expressly denied that the president was asserting this authority. He did so when he knew that the president had exercised that very same authority."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, according to this Constitutional and Legal Scholar and EXPERT, Alberto "Gonzo" was CLEARLY Guilty of PERJURY, during his confirmation Hearings, yet it is "not so" to this same, allegedly US Constitution following, REPUBLICAN-RULED Judicial Committee?!

Even Arlen SPECTER cannot morally, nay LEGALLY and Constitutionally "wiggle out of" THIS ONE!

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