Halls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 9 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
....and no one I know is the least bit surprised.
Quote: WASHINGTON Ñ Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys........McNulty has been considering leaving for months, and aides said he never intended to serve more than two years as deputy attorney general. But his ultimate decision to step down, the aides said, was hastened by anger at being linked to the prosecutors' purge that Congress is investigating to determine if eight U.S. attorneys were fired for political reasons......"It seems ironic that Paul McNulty, who at least tried to level with the committee, goes while Gonzales, who stonewalled the committee, is still in charge," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Confuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1218 times:
I won't be satisfied until Attorney General Alberto "I Don't Recall" Gonzales steps down.
Wait for Monica Goodling's testimony. Then again, it might still be wishful thinking.
Great commentary on the slime ball...
McNulty Gets Knife in the Back
By Dan Froomkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Tuesday, May 15, 2007; 3:16 PM
The orders from the White House to any number of embattled senior administration officials appear to be the same: Hunker down, admit nothing, offer no appearance of panic and whatever you do, don't resign.
The penalty for violating those orders came more clearly into focus this morning. Just hours after Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty announced his resignation, his boss publicly stabbed him in the back.
...Attorney General Alberto Gonzales wasted no time in planting the knife. Although Gonzales has previously been vague to the point of cluelessness about the genesis of the firings, suddenly this morning the ambiguity was gone.