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Bush's Showdown With the Justice Department

Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey reveals the circumstances surrounding the reauthorization of the domestic spying program, including then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales’ late-night visit to an ailing John Ashcroft in order to “take advantage of a very sick man who did not have the powers of the attorney general” at the time.

According to Comey, the president ended up retreating in order to avoid the resignations of the acting attorney general, his chief of staff, the FBI director and even John Ashcroft.

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(via PoliticsTV)

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