Somebody’s Lying

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Wiretapping & SurveillanceLeave a Comment

Alberto Gonzales (under oath), July 24:

"When we got there, I would just say that Mr. Ashcroft did most of the talking. We were there maybe five minutes, five or six minutes. Mr. Ashcroft talked about the legal issues in a lucid form."

Today’s Post:

Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft was "feeble," "barely articulate" and "stressed" moments after a hospital room confrontation in March 2004 with Alberto R. Gonzales, who wanted Ashcroft to approve a warrantless wiretapping program over Justice Department objections, according to notes from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III that were released yesterday.

Gonzales lied, because Mueller would have no reason to lie to himself in his own notes.