Gonzales Hires Defense Attorney

This is an interesting turn of event. Bush’s number one Stooge thinks he’s going to need a defense attorney:

Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a high-powered Washington lawyer to represent him in investigations of mismanagement of the Justice Department.

George Terwilliger, a white-collar crime defense attorney and the Justice Department’s No. 2 in the early 1990s, last month was on the White House’s short list to replace Gonzales.

Now he’ll be Gonzales’ defender as federal investigators look into allegations that the former attorney general lied to lawmakers and illegally allowed politics to influence hiring and firing at the Justice Department.

In an interview Wednesday, Terwilliger said Gonzales maintains he did nothing wrong or illegal — and the fact he has hired an attorney should not signal any guilt.

People who have done nothing wrong hire defense attorneys every day, right?

One comment

  • October 12, 2007 - 7:21 am | Permalink

    The fact that Gonzalez hired an attorney is a tacit admission that he does not consider himself competent enough to provide a defense. Who knew? Bush will pardon his ass anyway, so it doesn’t really matter, does it?

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