Alberto Gonzales: I’ll Cooperate with Leahy Truth Commission

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Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appeared at a forum on Republicans and the Hispanic vote at the Capitol Hill Club this morning, getting a standing ovation from the crowd when he was pointed out by the moderator. As Gonzales left, I asked him whether he would participate in a “truth commission,” as proposed by Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), to look into alleged lawbreaking by the Bush administration.

“My view has always been to be as cooperative as possible,” said Gonzales, “and that’s what I’ve been with respect to everything. As far as I’m concerned I’ve got nothing to hide and I’ll cooperate. Every time I’ve been asked to cooperate, I’ve cooperated. In terms of what happens in the future, I’m not going to comment on that, but that is what I’ve done in the past.”

Gonzales went further: “I think only a fool would be unconcerned about any kind of commission or investigation in this political town and in this political climate. Having said that, again, because I feel like I’ve got nothing to hide and I’ve done nothing wrong, I’m not worried about the truth, so long as what we’re talking about is the truth and things don’t become politicized.”

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40 Comments

CranialRectalLoopback
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 10:39 am

Sure, why not. No jeopardy attaches, so WTF.


ApacheTrout
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 10:41 am

Gonzales is full of hot air and has no intention of testifying. Even if forced to appear, his answers will consist of little more than variations of “I do not recall.” There's nothing in these new comments to suggest otherwise.


cascadian1
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 11:02 am

And here's his version of “cooperation”: “I”m sorry, I don't recall.”

Pffff.


Conrad
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 11:47 am

Gonzo is the one person such a commission should ignore. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson, “YOU CAN'T TELL THE TRUTH!”


Rory
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 11:56 am

I got nothing to hide, because I don't recall recalling.


Susy
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

If 'I don't recall, I don't recall, I don't recall” is cooperating, then we should save our breath and ask questions elsewhere.


bilejones
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

The nasty little shit would cooperate with a Federal Judge if he was banged up in one of the foul hellholes that pas as jails in the US


afgail
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

Evading answering questions by claiming “I don't recall.” is not telling the truth by any stretch of the imagination. Gonzo continues to lie to us AND to himself.


DoTheMath
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

Oh, so he really did completely lose his memory when asked about important justice department decisions and procedures during his tenure as AG.


pablito
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

Gonzales: “The reason I have no problem with a truth commission per se is that I really don't have any problem with lying through my teeth, or, if necessary, just plain forgetting or at least saying that I have forgotten whatever it is that I am being asked. Or just saying that I plead the fifth. So, yeah, bring it on! Let's play another round of Obfuscate or Prevaricate!!!!!”


Sue F
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

Hey Gonzo you need to worry especially since you practice FAUX LAW!


Alberto Gonzales
Comment posted February 19, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

Did I actually speak to Weigel? I can't recall.


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Comment posted February 20, 2009 @ 8:59 am

When war criminals go free, the problem isn't the criminalization of politics, as Gonzalez claims. The problem is the politicization of criminal justice.


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Comment posted February 20, 2009 @ 10:01 am

And the dominos start to fall -starting with the weakest


Kraig in Loma Linda
Comment posted February 20, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

Capitol Hill Club must be full of pure idiots.


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Comment posted February 20, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

yeah, just like Richard 'death merchant' Perle; “das iss no neoconz in das gov'ment” line, denying every bit of the criminality and complicity in illegal wars and torture, laughingly denying PNAC's existence.


SAnta Fean
Comment posted February 21, 2009 @ 4:43 am

Gonsales betrayed America and our values. Do you need a list?


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Comment posted February 21, 2009 @ 10:49 am

Please, please never refer to this scumbag puppet as GONZO! He does not deserve anything except ridicule and investigation.
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GONZO is, and always will be HUNTER S. THOMPSON. Mysterious how Thompson was found with an alleged .357 hole in the head, self inflicted,…never. Thompson spoke out that 911 was definitely an “inside job”. Snuff the dissent….
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Comment posted February 21, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

Murderer !


SAnta Fean
Comment posted February 21, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

Gonsales betrayed America and our values. Do you need a list?


Mass. Minuteman
Comment posted February 21, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

Please, please never refer to this scumbag puppet as GONZO! He does not deserve anything except ridicule and investigation.
The original neocon hater.
GONZO is, and always will be HUNTER S. THOMPSON. Mysterious how Thompson was found with an alleged .357 hole in the head, self inflicted,…never. Thompson spoke out that 911 was definitely an “inside job”. Snuff the dissent….
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