I guess we now know what the Red Staters were alluding to when they warned yesterday about "more bad news this week from DOJ."
Read 'em and weep, GOoPs. The Inspector General at DOJ is investigating whether Gonzo lied under oath about a number of subjects, to Congress no less. Oh, and they are also looking at whether Gonzo "sought to improperly influence a witness who was under investigation by Congress and the Justice Department."
The Justice Department is investigating whether departing Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales gave false or misleading testimony to Congress on a broad range of issues, including the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program and the removal of nine U.S. attorneys last year, the lead investigator said today.
The disclosure by Inspector General Glenn A. Fine shows that internal investigations that began with the prosecutor firings have widened substantially to include a focus on Gonzales's actions and statements.
More on the flip...
In a letter today to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), Fine said his office "has ongoing investigations" related to Gonzales's testimony on several key issues, including the prosecutor firings and allegations of improper hiring; the National Security Agency's Terrorist Surveillance Program; the FBI's use of national security letters; and allegations that Gonzales sought to improperly influence a witness who was under investigation by Congress and the Justice Department.
To my eyes that looks like a whole mess of possible, if not likely, perjury and a little witness tampering and maybe even some obstruction of justice thrown in for good measure.
This one is going to be sweet. Pass that popcorn, mama!
UPDATE: Just who is Inspector General Glenn Fine? pontificator has the goods and he thinks that we may even be looking at the next Patrick Fitzgerald.
Does this mean I need a Finemas list this year?