Friday, June 15, 2007
The Gonzo Saga Continues
Did Attorney General Alberto "Gonzo" Gonzales coach a staff member before she gave testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee on the U.S. Attorney firings? That seems to be the indication, as reported in the WaPo today. Meeting with aide Monica "Not" Goodling in mid-March, Gonzo apparently ran his version of events past Ms. Goodling before they both were to give testimony to the Senate, a clear case of potential witness tampering. Gonzo will, of course, say that this was an innocent pre-hearing "prep" session; but he clearly must have known that Goodling was going to be testifying later. Very simply, he was trying to bring her on board with his version of events. And although Gonzo survived a vote of "no confidence" earlier this week, his problems are not over with yet.