Today is becoming D-Day for Gonzales. The HIll is reporting that a “bombshell” is supposed to be released by the administration today regarding Gonzales:
The Senate Judiciary Committeeâ€™s ranking Republican, Arlen Specter (Pa.), emerged from a crucial Monday briefing and gave the Bush administration 18 hours to resolve the controversy over apparent contradictions in Attorney General Alberto Gonzalesâ€™s congressional testimony.
Gonzales took issue last week with former Deputy Attorney General James Comeyâ€™s description of internal dissent in 2004 over the legal authority for the National Security Agencyâ€™s (NSA) warrantless eavesdropping program. Frustrated Democrats called for a special prosecutor to investigate Gonzales for perjury, noting that several officials have publicly echoed Comeyâ€™s account. Those calls prompted Specter to request a classified briefing to clear up the dispute.
Specter aides released a statement late Monday that suggested a bombshell to come on Tuesday afternoon.
â€œGiven the difficulty of discussing classified matters in public, I think it is preferable to have a letter addressing that question [of Gonzalesâ€™ veracity] from the administration â€¦ by noon tomorrow, which will be made available to the news media,â€ Specter wrote in the statement. â€œThe administration has committed to producing such a letter.â€
Specter expects the letter clarifying the attorney generalâ€™s testimony to be addressed to himself and Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who declined to comment on the matter.
Now what could this bombshell be? Are they going to carefully type out that there is another domestic surveillance program no one know about? That is how Gonzales’ testimony read. If that isn’t it, then will it be a letter stating Gonzales’ is Gonzo? That would be the best option.
Short of the second option happening, Congress looks set to move forward on impeachment of Gonzo. Considering no Republican lawmakers would even go on FOX this weekend to defend Gonzo, impeachment has a great chance of surviving.