FBI Director Mueller Contradicts Gonzales

Brian Zick

Laurie Kellman and Lara Jakes Jordan for AP report: The head of the FBI contradicted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' sworn testimony and Senate Democrats requested a perjury investigation Thursday in a fresh barrage against President Bush's embattled longtime friend and aide. (…) The White House defiantly stuck by Gonzales and denied that FBI Director Robert S. Mueller had contradicted him. (…) Among the Democrats' examples of Gonzales' untruthfulness was his emphatic and repeated statement to the Judiciary Committee Tuesday that his dramatic nighttime visit to the bedside of Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2004 was not related to an internal administration dispute about the president's secret warrantless eavesdropping program.In his own sworn testimony Thursday, Mueller contradicted his boss, saying under questioning that the terrorist surveillance program (TSP) was the topic of the hospital room dispute between top Bush administration officials. "The White House defiantly stuck by Gonzales and denied that FBI Director Robert S. Mueller had contradicted him." Now the White House is just brazenly stealing material from Monty Python.

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