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Senate Panel Demands Gonzales-Rove E-Mails

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Posted on May 2, 2007

The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday, demanding in full any e-mails between the attorney general and Karl Rove. Committee Chairman Pat Leahy also warned Gonzales that if wants to avoid further subpoenas, he’d better provide previously requested information, as promised.


WASHINGTON (AP)—Senators subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday, ordering him to provide all e-mails related to presidential adviser Karl Rove and the firings of eight federal prosecutors.

“It is troubling that significant documents highly relevant to the committee’s inquiry have not been produced,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., wrote in a letter to Gonzales. The subpoena gives Gonzales until May 15 to turn over the information.

Not accepting the White House’s explanation that some Rove-related e-mails may have been lost, Leahy subpoenaed any in the custody of the Justice Department. Leahy pointed to Rove’s lawyer’s statement that some of those the White House claims might be lost had been turned over to U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as part of the investigation into the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity.

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By Trigger finger, May 3, 2007 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment
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It’s about time Congress give up and find something better to do with their time than trying to extract information from this administration.  They are actually starting to resemble idiots. All they’re missing is the pointed little hats.  It’s all talk and no action in these silly committees. Maybe they could try securing the borders or some other constructive endeavor, if not, just go on a long vacation. I for one am sick and tired of all the subpoenas that lead absolutely nowhere. Bush is making them look hopelessly incompetent. just like he has made a fool out of every one who was ever dumb enough to vote for him.

Four months in and what have the democrats accomplished, Not one damn thing! What Bush disaster have they reversed, not a damn one! Do they care more about the American tax payer or the illegal invaders of this nation? If you guessed the tax payer, better guess again sucker!  How many of our American kids lives have they saved in the four months? Not a damn one. How about the next four months? Looks like it will be another ZERO.
They control both the House and the Senate and still they sit hopelessly helpless. Or, maybe its all part of the master plan to sell our country to anyone willing to pad their corrupted pockets.

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By M Currey, May 2, 2007 at 10:02 pm Link to this comment
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I did not phrase that right what I wanted to say was surely if a hacker can be a teenager than e-mail that is deleted can still be obtained, I believe that anything put into a computer cannot be lost.

Also the Democrat Pat Leahey used the phrase “the dog ate my homework” meaning that does this administration think people are so stupid.

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By QuyTran, May 2, 2007 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment

Gonzales will answer that all e-mails to Rove have been flushed into toilet tanks ! That means that Rove office and Gonzales department are equal to uncleaned community toilet !

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By Margaret Currey, May 2, 2007 at 6:24 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t think the “dog ate my homework” approach will apply, unless they used a secret e-mail account, all e-mail is retreavable from a computer, tell me if a computer hacker who is a teenager, surely this e-mail can be obtained.

This administration has been very unamerican in that some organizations should not have to sue to get information, this administration has been the most secret, the secret is the war was the idea of the Republicians even before they took office, the 9/11 incident just made it easier.

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