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March 27, 2007

Gonzales Aide To Take The Fifth Before Leahy's Committee

Maguire thinks this is a reasonable move, given the Democrats' wish to indict any Republican whose memories might conflict with anyone else's.

But he sees where this is obviously heading (obviously, to me, now that he's pointed it out). Leahy will take this as proof of a coverup or obstruction of justice or, who knows, Driving While Republican and note that as the Department of Justice cannot credibly investigate itself, this situation demand the appointment of a (wait for it!) Special Counsel.

It's really only a matter of time.

Of course, Janet Reno was faced with a similar problem during the Clinton years, when evidence of Al Gore's shady fundraising from Buddhist nuns came to light. In that case, she decided the AG could, in fact, decide on the merits of an investigation into a high-ranking administration official, and put the kibbosh on further investigations because, in her unbiased opinion, no crime had been committed.

Too weak to stand up to her underlings in the Waco siege, but plenty strong enough to decide no special counsel was needed to investigate her fellow high-ranking Democratic colleague Al Gore.

Maybe Bush should play the Reno Card and make his own independent, unbiased determination as to the law.


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