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View Diary: Gonzo, How Does It Feel To Get Thrown Under the Bus? (Even if you were playing in the street) (96 comments)

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  •  An "administration" decision (5+ / 0-)

    I did not do that.  I would never do that."  

    Yeah, that's why he had Kyle Sampson do it.

    That is the way it sounds.  Monica tells him the White House wants to replace a bunch of US Attorneys and he says "Whatever" but tells her "you and the White House work it out without my involvement -- just give the names to my boy Sampson and he will present them to me as coming from inside the department."

    The most telling thing in the whole hearing was that memo distributed at the November 27 meeting (which Gonzo does not remember ever seeing or discussing) where it is stated that they must prepare for political flack over this and that the position needs to be that this was just a administration decision made by no particular person.

    That is still the line, but while that sort of thing might work as a guidance for talking to the press, it is not something that can stand up to a rigorous investigation.

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