Thursday, March 15, 2007

Red Rover

Sen. Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-NY) takes it to the mat: the Prosecutor Purge scandal isn't going to stop with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation, it's going straight to the White House, via Karl Rove himself, caught red-handed in emails revealed today.

Schumer made the facts absolutely clear today:
"Now it's clear Karl Rove was involved. So statements from the White House press office and from others involved have proved to be false, false, false time after time after time."
That's right, new emails make it plain that the political purge orders originated in the White House, and came through the GOP campaign chief, Rove, these past seven years. Per Schumer:
"...The reason that it's so imperative for people to testify under oath is that every time the truth has come out, it proves the White House was not telling the truth in their previous statements."
In the words of the classic schoolyard game:

"Red Rover, Red Rover, send Karl right over." To Congress.

It turns out that in the midst of this whole purge conspiracy timeline, Bush also interceded at Gonzales' request to halt a Department of Justice inquiry into his involvement with the administration's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program:
President Bush's shutting down of the Justice Department probe was disclosed in July. However, it has not been previously reported that investigators were about to question at least two crucial witnesses and examine documents that might have shed light on Gonzales's role in authorizing and overseeing the eavesdropping program.
Okay, so it's Alberto, okay, so it's Karl. It's not exactly news, but we know it now for sure, no matter how furiously they'll spin. But a bigger question, a bigger fish, remains:

With all the obfuscations we've grown accustomed to clouding our vision of President George W. Bush's performance these past six and a quarter years...what has he really been doing with all his time?

Crossposted to The Daily Reel.

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