Daily Revolt

May 25, 2007

Inquiry Widens into Justice Department Hiring

Is this the scandal that finally brings down this White House? Lets hope Democrats in Congress do not stop at wanting Gonzales step down. The Attorney General did not act alone; he was ordered to do the firings. Look for the White House to try and make a scapegoat out of Goodling. Maybe thats why George doesn't want to fire Gonzales. He knows too much and might turn on his boss(es):
The Justice Department has broadened an internal investigation into whether aides to Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales improperly took into account political considerations in hiring employees, officials familiar with the probe said Thursday.

The expanded inquiry, conducted by the department's inspector general and its Office of Professional Responsibility, comes after testimony Wednesday by former Gonzales aide Monica M. Goodling.

What we need is a special prosecutor. We can't trust the Justice Department to do a impartial investigation. Does anyone really think Goodling acted on her own:
Goodling is already under investigation on suspicion of violating federal civil service rules and department policy for considering political activity while she conducted reviews of candidates for career prosecutors.

Sounds like a good basis for impeachment to me. But like Watergate, it will be the coverup that brings them down:
In her testimony, she said she had "crossed the line" and inappropriately considered party affiliation and other political factors in reviewing the qualifications of applicants for assistant U.S. attorney jobs.

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