In a part two to an earlier post from me about "What is Bush hiding?" this came out today. I wonder if the two things are related.
"WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales knew about legal and procedural violations by FBI agents in the months before he told senators that no such abuses had occurred, The Washington Post reported today.
In April 2005, while seeking renewal of the broad powers granted law enforcement under the USA Patriot Act, Gonzales said, "There has not been one verified case of civil liberties abuse" from the law enacted after the 9/11 terror attacks.
But Gonzales had received at least half a dozen reports describing such violations in the three months before he made that statement. The Post obtained the internal FBI documents under the Freedom of Information Act."
This can't be what Bush is protecting Gonzales from - can it? Is he refusing Congress for this kind of thing? Does this have anything to do with the Vice President?