The President this week said he would fire anyone in his
administration that broke the law. Prior to that he said he would fire anyone
involved in the leaking of classified information. He also said he has
instructed everyone in his staff to fully cooperate with investigators.
Bloomberg News reported yesterday that the investigation may now be focusing
not only on the leak but also perjury and obstruction of justice. Both Karl Rove
and Scooter Libby have given testimony that doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t coincide with the testimony
of reporters. The
Washington Post and
LA Times both have stories further going into this that will hit the news
stands Saturday morning.
Now since it appears that White House staff may not be
cooperating with investigators will that mean the President will discipline
them? I think we all know the answer to this already. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are in the middle of
an ongoing investigation and will not prejudge.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â This is sure to give Scott
McLellan another round of journalistic punches this week.
In 2000 we heard about a Republican from Texas who was
going to restore honor and dignity to the White House. Further more, this
candidate was also going to restore accountability to our government. He was
partly right. He did return something to the White House. He returned scandal
and controversy that now rivals the Nixon era.