Yesterday, the FBI Director contradicted the sworn testimony of Alberto “Fredo” Gonzales regarding the warrantless eavesdropping program. Gonzales told the Judiciary Committee this week that there were no serious disagreements or reservations about the program, and FBI Director Mueller indicated that he had reservations about the program. One would think that someone in the upper leadership would say something about this terrible program. And sure enough, it looks like there were people who disagreed with allowing such eavesdropping, including former Attorney General Ashcroft and Deputy Attorney General Comey.
Most people realize why warrantless wiretapping is bad. It is terrible for all Americans in that phone discussions could be taken out of context and used as evidence to prosecute. People of color have been subject to similar investigations by the FBI with COINTELPRO. Really anyone who opposes the government could face the wrath of such a program.
I have always believed that if you are going to lie that you should get everyone on board or at least try to sound convincing. Alberto Gonzales has failed to do just that. It seems that there are some dissenters who chose not to follow him into the fire. From all that I have read, Alberto has no intention of leaving his job, so it looks like the expose will continue.