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So, What SHOULD They Be Asking?

texastoast.jpgMy favorite Gonzales quote thus far comes from his opening statement: "Finally, recognizing my limited involvement in the process, a mistake that I freely acknowledge, I have soberly questioned by prior decisions. I have reviewed the documents available to the Congress." Because, you know, you wouldn't want to review ALL possible documents available, otherwise you might let something slip out that Congress hasn't yet been told. Such as that teensy little whole confidential internal memo delegating hiring and firing responsibilities for career DoJ employees to your young and inexperienced political minions with strong ties to Karl Rove and the WH political shop.  Nope, nothing to see here, why do you ask?

So, in light of that, and the fact that I am about to blow a gasket because the questions are so tangential, unfocused and rambling this morning, I'm asking you: what SHOULD the members of Congress be asking? And, even more importantly, why haven't they begun allowing the Judiciary Committee counsel to ask more thorough questions than the members are doing?

Jeebus, I have a headache this morning. How are you guys doing?

PS — If the Committee has evidence that phone calls were made to pressure former USAs and AUSAs from cooperating with the Committee, I suggest a referral be filed for obstruction charges against those persons doing the pressuring.  Because that sounds to me an awful lot like an attempt to obstruct the committee's investigation. 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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