Thursday, May 10, 2007
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Did the White House ask you to seek the removal of any US Attorney?"
Gonzales responded with neither a denial nor a variation on "I do not recall." Instead, he provided a long-winded answer which included the phrase "it's conceivable that in those meeting there was some discussion about someone leaving..." before Scott (alas) cut him off.
This seems like a significant concession from Gonzales. For the first time, he appears to be granting that the White House may have been involved in the firing of US Attorneys. Which is a lawyerly way of going on the record with a hedge--in case evidence proving White House involvement emerges soon.
What am I missing?