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BREAKING: A Call For Action On Gonzales

This YouTube is a great nutshell explanation for the problems at the DOJ, the potential perjury of AG Gonzales, and the direspect for the rule of law and the Constitution that pervades the Bush Administration.  A fine job from the folks who put this video together. 

MSNBC reports that four Senate Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have sent a letter requesting that a special counsel be appointed to investigate possible perjuryby the Attorney General of the United States, Alberto Gonzales.

The AP via NYTimes has more:

”We ask that you immediately appoint an independent special counsel from outside the Department of Justice to determine whether Attorney General Gonzales may have misled Congress or perjured himself in testimony before Congress,” four Democratic senators wrote in a letter Wednesday, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press.

”It has become apparent that the Attorney General has provided at a minimum half-truths and misleading statements” to the Judiciary Committee, they added.

More as I get it. (H/T to readers Solai and AZ Matt for the tips on this. Much appreciated!)

UPDATEThinkProgress has some video up from the press conference earlier.

UPDATE #2:  Here’s a link to the full letter (PDF) sent by Feingold, Whitehouse, Schumer and Feinstein to Solicitor General Paul Clement regarding the need for appointment of a special prosecutor.

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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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