May 14, 2007
Re "Gonzales frustrates Democrats," May 11 I don't know why Democrats continue to question Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales, when he has made his position crystal clear. He justifiably fired U.S. attorneys whose personnel files he never reviewed, based on a list drawn up by unknown individuals in his department using criteria of which he was unaware. HOWARD S. BLUM Thousand Oaks
February 12, 2009 |
A federal grand jury investigating the 2006 firings of nine U.S. attorneys has subpoenaed records of former Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.), and prosecutors are preparing to interview an ex-aide to President Bush's political advisor, Karl Rove. Career federal prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy is looking into whether former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales, other Bush administration officials or Republicans in Congress should face criminal charges in the dismissals. An earlier Justice Department review concluded that politics played a role in at least four of the firings.
April 12, 2007
Re "Gingrich joins call for Gonzales to step down," April 9 It's fairly obvious why the Democratic sharks are circling the warm water for a nibble at Atty. Gen Alberto R. Gonzales. But now that Newt Gingrich, a razor-tooth Republican cannibal shark, has invaded the waters, things could get bloody real fast. Don't worry, Alberto -- Gingrich is an old has-been shark. JOE MARTINEZ Chino Hills Being a "glass half full" person, I look at the fiasco surrounding Gonzales and reassure Americans: Hey, it could be worse -- he could be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 2, 2008 |
Then-Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales mishandled highly classified notes about a secret counter-terrorism program, but not on purpose, according to a memo by his legal team. The memo, obtained by the Associated Press, acknowledges that Gonzales improperly stored notes about the program and might have taken them home at one point -- a violation of government policy. The classified notes focus on a March 2004 meeting with congressional leaders about a national security program that was about to expire.
November 19, 2008 |
Vice President Dick Cheney and former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in Willacy County. The indictment, returned Monday, has not been signed by the presiding judge. No action can be taken unless that happens. Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to his investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers.
May 25, 2007
Re "Ex-Gonzales aide says she may have 'crossed the line,' " May 24 One would think after listening to the most recent testimony by former Department of Justice staff member Monica Goodling before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that many top officials in the Bush administration suffer from mild to severe memory problems. In my opinion, we had better make sure that whomever we elect to be president in 2008 promises to do everything to not hire staffers with any personal or family history of forgetfulness.