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Senators Planning Ways to Oust Gonzales (Nothing on perjury)
FOX NEWS ^ | 8/2/2007 | LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 08/02/2007 2:39:08 PM PDT by tobyhill

WASHINGTON — Senators in both parties concede they don't have enough evidence make a perjury charge stick against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. But that doesn't mean they're going to quit trying to pry him from office.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is considering asking the Justice Department's inspector general to examine whether Gonzales' answers to questions from lawmakers amount to misconduct.

"I am deeply concerned about the seriousness of his misleading testimony and the pattern that has developed with regards to the attorney general's testimony over the years," Leahy said Thursday. "At the very least, I am considering sending his answers as they stand to the inspector general for review."

Ranking committee Republican Arlen Specter doesn't sound like he'd stand in the way.

"I think we need to finish this (the committee's) investigation and find a way to end the tenure of Attorney General Gonzales," Pennsylvania Sen. Specter said Thursday at a hearing.

In the House, a group of Democrats have introduced a resolution directing the Judiciary Committee there to impeach Gonzales. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who has called for a new attorney general, said the measure had merit but was not atop her list of priorities.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; ag; congress; doj; govwatch; leahy; specter

1 posted on 08/02/2007 2:39:10 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Hey Pat! Think congress can take up some of the Country's business like tax reform and give up the partisan witch hunts?

Huh? Ya think??

2 posted on 08/02/2007 2:42:04 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: tobyhill

I say get rid of Alberto Vo5 and bring back John Ashcroft.


3 posted on 08/02/2007 2:45:27 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: Ben Mugged
Hey Pat! Think congress can take up some of the Country's business like tax reform and give up the partisan witch hunts?

Actually, I don't want this Congress anywhere near tax reform. As far as I'm concerned, the LEAST amount of damage the Democrats can do is keep up the witch hunts.

4 posted on 08/02/2007 2:46:34 PM PDT by The Blitherer (What would a Free Man do?)
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To: Ben Mugged
There’s a little secret to the Democrat’s madness that they don’t want exposed. If President Bush vetoes the defense appropriations bill and they don’t have enough to override the veto it will be the AG that declares it financially insolvent then list it as an essential government function at which time President Bush can get the money from the treasury for all military and current military operations without congress standing in the way.
5 posted on 08/02/2007 2:50:35 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: mkjessup
I wouldn’t mind seeing Gonzales replaced but not on the Rats or RINO’s terms.
6 posted on 08/02/2007 2:51:52 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: The Blitherer

I’m with you. The more time they waste on this drivel, the more they disappoint their supporters by promising much and accomplishing nothing.

I’m not sure what kind of game Specter is playing. I’ve come to think that he seldom says what he really thinks or intends to do. Possibly he’s just stringing them along.


7 posted on 08/02/2007 2:52:22 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: tobyhill

AG AG can go, but he should take Pat, Teddy, Jean, Specter, Levin and a few others with him


8 posted on 08/02/2007 2:54:42 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Cicero

Specter would switch to Democrat if it looks like he would lose as a Republican so right now he’s playing both ends against the middle seeing where his best chances are.


9 posted on 08/02/2007 2:54:46 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: tobyhill
Good! You would think that they might want to see that the infrastructure in America is functional. Our interstates and bridges are in a sorry state.
10 posted on 08/02/2007 2:55:08 PM PDT by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: Paladin2
14 months ain’t nothing but it’s priceless watching the Rats and RINOs about to blow a coronary over it.
11 posted on 08/02/2007 2:56:53 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: mkjessup
Friggin Arlen Specter is a miserable excuse for a human being. A pompous, arrogant, narcissist who insists on damaging the presidency while asserting his authority over matters the constitution does not recognize as within his purview. Helping Democrats attack Republicans and assisting in their efforts to undermine presidential power while creating an imperial congress seems to be his only goal

His recent comments on Roberts and Alito possibly “lying” to him and their alleged assault on “stare decisis” were absolutely outrageous and an affront to the founders ideal of “separation of powers”.

He needs to be removed by any means necessary. he is a danger to the republic. PF

12 posted on 08/02/2007 3:00:39 PM PDT by PresidentFelon (Reuters Reporter Adam Entous beats his Mother.)
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To: tobyhill
Senators in both parties concede they don't have enough evidence make a perjury charge stick

"Allright, boys and girls, let's recite the Creed..."

"It's Not The Facts Of The Case, It's The Seriousness Of The Charge That Compels Us To Investigate!"

"Very good, boys and girls! Now, let's open our Little Red Books to Chapter Two..."

13 posted on 08/02/2007 3:02:36 PM PDT by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: tobyhill
Poor Dems

They have been giving themselves so many birthday parties, Christmas parties, Easter baskets, and Valentine gifts.

And when they have them all unwrapped all they have to show for it is a little used Scooter.

But hey! With all the horse$hit they are throwing around, there has to be a pony in there somewhere.

14 posted on 08/02/2007 3:05:07 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: tobyhill

One way to look at this is this will keep all those commies busy for awhile, absorbing at least a portion of their time, time that would otherwise be spent thinking up schemes to deprive us of rights, liberty and property.


15 posted on 08/02/2007 3:16:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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What is it with them wanting to get rid of him so badly? I can see how the right thinks he a liability (he’s kind of weak) but what is the left’s deal? It’s like they are fixated on it.


16 posted on 08/02/2007 3:22:15 PM PDT by dellbabe68
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To: tobyhill
Democrat Senators Spector and Leahy are on a crusade to oust the AG and to harass the Bush administration at any cost. The attack-Bush campaign has been in high gear since the Democrats claimed Congress. The personal attacks will be continuous and relentless until Bush is out of office. It is all a part of the We Hate Bush industry that has been shoveling manure for the last few years. They are just playing to the adolescent base.
17 posted on 08/02/2007 3:36:18 PM PDT by CarryingOn (Spread the message every day, like your life depended on it.)
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To: tobyhill

We the taxpaying public spend ooodles of bucks paying these vapid senators salaries so they can perform endless witch hunts?
My anger against these cretins borders on insidious hatred of egoist windbag senator hypocrites in DC. BARF...


18 posted on 08/02/2007 4:14:13 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: tobyhill

The time is approaching for a massive counter attack . The current harassment may infact be preemptive hope to dissuede Gonzales from going after Senate staff criminals and probably the Senators themselves.


19 posted on 08/02/2007 4:18:33 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Happiness is a down sleeping bag)
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To: bert

But the number of Republican critters under investigation outnumber the Dems.

Then there is Diane Feinstein. Not a peep!


20 posted on 08/02/2007 4:22:58 PM PDT by listenhillary (¿Qué parter DE "illegal" ousted no entente?)
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To: tobyhill
The Dems are trying to force him from office so they can make Bush send them a inside man to confirm in Senate confirmation hearing when he resigns

That's the bottom line

21 posted on 08/02/2007 4:46:01 PM PDT by Popman (I removed my Bushbot brain chip after he didn't veto the McCain Feingold election anti freedom bill)
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To: dellbabe68
What is it with them wanting to get rid of him so badly

Remember, if they force him out of office, THEY (dems) get to set the ground rules for the next confirmation hearing for the next AG

They want to install an inside man to expose Bush's so called crimes

22 posted on 08/02/2007 4:48:52 PM PDT by Popman (I removed my Bushbot brain chip after he didn't veto the McCain Feingold election anti freedom bill)
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To: tobyhill
"I am deeply concerned about the seriousness of his misleading testimony and the pattern that has developed -Leaky Leahy, now

Leaky Leahy then:

Procedural and Factual Insufficiencies In The The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton

Analysis By Senator Patrick Leahy Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

http://leahy.senate.gov/press/199902/990211ext.html

Motion to Dismiss the Articles of Impeachment Against William Jefferson Clinton

http://leahy.senate.gov/press/199901/990128a.html

Public Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy On His Decision To Vote No On Both Articles Of Impeachment

http://leahy.senate.gov/press/199902/990211.html

23 posted on 08/02/2007 5:10:50 PM PDT by lowbridge
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