Friday, November 16, 2007

Justice Update: Supporters Establish Gonzales Legal Defense Fund

This has been a bad week for Bush loyalist Alberto Gonzales.

Gonzales, a Texas crony and former White House counsel who was appointed Attorney General by the president, used his time at Justice to politicize the DOJ, forcing out independent-minded prosecutors and putting in Republican partisans more interested in right-wing politics than minor matters such as, say, equality under the law.

This week, some of the Gonzales mismanagement came back to bite him in the ass. Here's a one-paragraph summary of the former AG's troubles:
Friends and supporters have established a legal defense fund for former attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales, who is still facing “an ongoing Justice Department investigation into whether” he “committed perjury or improperly tampered with a congressional witness.”

Good work, Alberto. The Justice Department, the very agency that you recently ran, is now investigating you.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

And one for the horse he rode in on.