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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 04:20 PM
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Ashcroft ordered security detail not to let Gonzales or Card in hospital room again
http://www.thebluestate.com/2007/08/ashcroft-ordere.htm...

Ashcroft ordered security detail not to let Gonzales or Card in hospital room again

Evidence right here proves that Alberto Gonzales not only lied to Congress about the Ashcroft hospital visit, but that Gonzales and Andrew Card harassed Ashcroft to the point that he felt threatened and told his security detail to intervene.

Picphoto081707mueller_2 Notes written by FBI Director Robert Mueller, recently turned over to Congressional investigators, indicate that then-Attorney General John Ashcroft was pressured from his hospital bed by Alberto Gonzales and Andrew Card to authorize the warrantless eavesdropping program. That part we have known for quite sometime, even though last month Gonzales lied to Congress about it ever happening.

What is particularly interesting about these notes is they show that after the sneaky hospital visit took place, Attorney General Ashcroft ordered his security detail to not let anyone, except family, into his hospital room.

Here are FBI Director Robert Mueller's notes from that day:

Wednesday, 3/10/04:

@1920: Called by DAG while at restaurant with wife and daughter. He is at AG's hospital with Goldsmith and Philbin. Tells me Card and J. Gonzales are on the way to hospital to see AG, but that AG is in no condition to see them, much less make decision to authorize continuation of the program. Asks me to come to AG's hospital to witness condition of AG.

@1940: At hospital. Card and J. Gonzales have come and gone. Comey tells me that they saw the AG and were told by the AG that he was in no condition to decide issues, and that Comey was the Acting AG. All matters were to be taken to him, but that he supported the Acting AG's position. The AG then reviewed for them the legal concerns relating to the program. The AG also told them that he was barred from obtaining the advice he needed on the program by the strict compartmentalization rules of the WH. Comey asked me to meet briefly with the AG to see his condition. He also asked that I inform the detail that no visitors, other than family, were to be allowed to see the AG without my consent. (I so informed the detail.)


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http://www.thebluestate.com/2007/08/ashcroft-ordere.htm...
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smiley_glad_hands Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 04:22 PM
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1. "He" is Comey, not Ashcroft. eom
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 04:23 PM
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2. Ashcroft is not a good person, but he was not the servant of Bush.
Alberto Gonzales is Bush's servant.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 04:23 PM
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3. When John "hide-those-boobs-of-justice" Ashcroft gets creeped out by YOU...
...then YOU must be ber-creepy! :scared:
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Cruzan Donating Member (806 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 06:57 PM
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9. I thought it was Monica Goodling who made them hide the boobs.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 04:26 PM
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4. The Congressional Democrats Will Take Appropriate Action!!!
Like... like... oh I know! Let's make Gonzales the sole decider of which warrantless wiretaps to set!

That'll fix him but good, and save the Constitution!

:pals:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 04:27 PM
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5. I miss our principled prude. . . . n/t
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 04:37 PM
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6. You know how bad Gonzo must be if we're actually missing
Ashcroft! I guess I never realized, at least he believed in following the law!
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 05:00 PM
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7. Asscrack's a typical coward
supposedly, ashcroft is xian, even a fundy type. Being in the top ranks of the bush admin. he KNOWS of the relentless criminality of the busheviks; and he certainly KNOWS that hypocrisy fuels much of the gop's success. And possibly he has personally been pressured to do things he might not agree with by his cohorts... Ashcroft can't be stupid, or stupid to the extent he doesn't realize what the bush gopigs have done to the country (while using Christianity to do it) ...like tom ridge, he KNOWS enough to end any further atrocities by bush and company, but - rest assured, he WON'T
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 05:05 PM
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8. Drip, drip, drip.
n/t
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 07:20 PM
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10. WoW
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Harry Monroe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-17-07 10:30 PM
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11. Can't say that I blame him
After their first visit, Asscrack probably thought Gonzales and Card would return with pillows and pull a Tony Soprano on him.
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