Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Noose Tightens Around Embattled US Attorney General

by S-Q @ 8:45 PM MDT

Raw Story/AFP

The noose tightened Tuesday around beleaguered US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, after a top aide, fearing criminal prosecution, refused to testify in a scandal over the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors.

Questions about what role Gonzales might have played in the affair intensified, after senior aide Monica Goodling invoked her Fifth Amendment rights to avoid potential self-incrimination and declined to answer lawmakers' questions about the firings.

"The hostile and questionable environment in the present congressional proceedings is at best ambiguous," her lawyer John Dowd said in a statement.

"More accurately, the environment can be described as legally perilous."

Goodling, 33, is on a leave from her post as counsel to the attorney general and as the Justice Department's White House liaison.

She is refusing to appear at a US Senate hearing Thursday at which another former senior aide who played a key role in the firings is to testify.

14 comments:

S-Q said...

Thursday will be Black Thursday for the Neocons! LOL Monica will eventually have that noose around her neck too! LOLMAO

teak said...

Heads up, Mark Foley is going to be on GMA in the morning. It said he could still be charged, but I think it was a news tease. (no pun)

It looks bad with Monica going to plead the fifth, emails routed to the RNC, Abramhoff sentence reduced with that prosecutor now a judge appointed by Jr....wanna bet the pay-off was to not go near a certain murder and connect any dots?

S-Q said...

Thanks for the heads up Teak! I hope Foley gets charged! Damn pervert!

You may be right about that murder conspiracy... Oh, I bet you are! ;)

anthony said...

Morning all!

Here are a couple of worrying articles about the escalating situation in Iran, one from one of the usual suspects and other from a MSM source.

Plus, a glimmer of hope that the incident will be resolved peacefully.

Independent Investigators Release Suppressed Blueprints of Destroyed World Trade Center Tower.

This story is important because so far information about the structure of the Twin Towers has been suppressed. We were at one stage told that the outer cladding was integral to the structure of the Towers. Anyone who has seen photos of the construction of the Towers knows that that is BS, pure and simple, and that in common with all high rise buildings, the Towers were built around a central core. Now they are telling us that the Towers collapsed due to problems with the central core itself. These documents may help to shed light on why the Towers collapsed.

At least 2 noteworthy individuals contradict Dick Cheney's alleged arrival time in the White House emergency bunker on 9/11/2001. And at least one of these witnesses implies that Cheney may have issued a 'stand down' order to 9/11 military responders while in this bunker.

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anthony said...

I forgot to post the link to the glimmer of hope story.

It's from the BBC, so it's probably an attempt to show "our side" in a good light, i.e., as seeking a peaceful solution, so I'm not raising my hopes.

AngryMan said...

The 5th really gets to me. I mean, what the hell is this person worried about? I don't get it.

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Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Good Morning Justice Bloggers...

Looks like that Noose is pretty tight now...

All we have to do is release the floor boards and the AG goes down!

Hang'em High

I love Cowboy Justice! ;)

S-Q said...

Angryman:

This is what that person is worried about: Her a$$ is in the frying pan! LOLMAO

S-Q said...

Anthony:

Interesting articles. Thanks for the links! ;)

S-Q said...

GEF:

Cowboy Justice for the WH cowboy and his gang of thieves! LOL

I liked that movie, Hang 'Em High! :)

Basheert said...

Just my own personal opinion, but the Fifth is to protect someone from self incrimination in a criminal situation. It is not to be used to avoid being questioned by "meanies" who want to know what you did on your job.
So, exactly WHY is this person trying to hide? If it was me, I'd go out swinging, that noose is not quite tight enough.

S-Q said...

Anthony:

I had to look at that pic of Lady Justice twice! She rocks! At first, I thought she was Cher! LOL
Man, I gotta get me some black boots like those! Those are Justice boots! ;)

S-Q said...

Anthony:

p.s. Don't get rid of that blog... we may want to use it.. ;)