Gonzo in the hot seat again..watch the best questioning of the day

Well, so far its the best line of questioning. From TPMmuckraker, they are once again liveblogging the event:

Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) gets the medal for the best line of questioning of the day so far, pressing Gonzales on the reason for John McKay’s firing.

Gonzales has previously pointed to McKay’s touting of an information sharing system (a system that former Deputy Attorney General James Comey praised effusively during his hearing last week) and his choice to speak to the press about his office’s lack of resources to explain McKay’s firing. But as Rep. Watt pointed out, McKay appeared on the firing list far before either of those things became issues.

When Watt pressed Gonzales on whether McKay had been removed because he’d failed to indict Democrats on voter fraud charges. Gonzales said no, but seemed to leave the door open for that possibility:

Yes, I agree that if in fact there was pressure put on McKay to investigate a case, which didn’t warrant an investigation [that would be improper]. But obviously there may be some circumstances where investigation may have been warranted. We’d have to look at the circumstances of the particular case.

He added that there had been “a great deal of concern with his efforts with respect to voter fraud,” that he had received letters “from a number of groups and outside parties.”

McKay has said that he didn’t pursue criminal charges in the probe arising from the 2004 Washington gubernatorial election because there was “no evidence.”

TPM has a whole series of YouTube vid’s on today’s hearing..watch them all here.

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Posted on May 10, 2007, in GonzoGate, Oversight hearings, US Attorneys, USAs. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Muppet Show Gonzo

    Hey I am just in charge of the Justice Department, I have no real idea what is going on. All I want to do is draw a check, and help Bush do whatever he wants. I am just another “yes man”. That is all.Can’t you all just leave me alone? I want to leave this job with my integrity intact you know. All these questions is making that very hard to do!

  2. Wow! looks like Muppet Show Gonzo is having a bad day. Oh well. That is really too bad. Mr. Bojangles is still here. My attempts to give him away are not going so well.

  3. Muppet Show Gonzo

    I do not want to blow the trumpet! It always explodes on me. Please do not make me blow the trumpet.

  4. Well, Monica Goodling has been ordered by a Judge to appear and answer ALL questions..should be must see tv folks! 🙂

  5. sam the eagle from the mupplet show who tried to do a serious news show but silly things going on

    Good! Far too much nonsense has gone on. It is time to get serious.

  6. Wow!! I just stumbled on (NOT stumbled upon) this awesome blog via… someone. < HREF="http://betblue.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">Betmo at Life’s Journey<>, maybe?? Possibly < HREF="http://bgalrstate.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">BlueGal<>??? I have no idea, actually. Sometimes I just link-hop until I find something wonderful, which I have! Blogrolling you, woman!!!

  7. This nonsense is criminal Sam.Thorne..I will do likewise 🙂

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