I noted the other day that Pat Leahy had sent a letter to Brad Schlozman asking for his overdue homework. What I didn’t note in the post–but did in comments elsewhere–was the carbon copy line:

cc: The Honorable Alberto Gonzales
      The Honorable Glen Fine

In comments where I mentioned this, I suggested this reflected a belief on Leahy’s part that the Inspector General was a co-participant in his effort to hold real investigations into the Bush Administration (as to the cc for Gonzales? Dunno–but that was the day before Gonzales resigned).

That suggestion is born out by the letter Fine sent to Leahy today, reassuring Leahy (or, more importantly, signaling to others) that the direction of his investigation includes an assessment of whether Alberto Gonzales perjured himself on multiple occasions.



Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel is an American journalist whose reporting specializes in security and civil liberties.