Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Alberto Gonzales Crimes?

What crime has actually been committed? I see people looking for evidence of a crime. Does it not make more sense for there to be a crime and then look for it?


Lying to Congress is not a crime unless he is under oath. The President or his appointees do not need to keep anyone in place they do not want. Actual crime please.

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Answer: Alberto Gonzales did nothing his position, and in fact those that preceded him in that position have done as due and proper function of the job.

    This is a vile political witch hunt by partisan parasites maneuvering for more political power, not the welfare of Americas republic.

    As this is a Non Crime...I would take the fifth...And protect myself from those "grand inquisitors", attempting to fabricate charges against their betters that have...

    Not Committed A Crime!

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh come now, is committing a crime the only thing that would disqualify him from heading the Department of Justice?

    Does honesty or respect for the structures of the government play any role? Understanding the law? Properly supervising the FBI?

    Aside from all that, I would guess that attempting to intimidate a judge about a jury pool might qualify as a crime under most circumstances ... of course, in that case he was the attorney for the Texas governor, so they gave him a bit more leeway than a regular McLawyer might have gotten.

    The most shocking thing is that this loser was mentioned as a possible Supreme Court justice! Thank goodness his incompetence and dishonesty have become apparent while he is in a job that he can be fired from.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He did lie under oath to Congress that he had no involvment in the firings. He later admitted that he did. Also, the testimony of Kyle Sampson demonstrated that he had involvement.

    Admittedly, everything else consists of a lot of circumstantial evidence. But that's why the failure to testify by key figures is so important. That is also why the witholding of documents by the DOJ and the Whitehouse is so egregious.

    The theory of this underlying crime is this: Gonzalez and others short-circuited the prosecutors investigations into guilty republicans and Gonzalez and others encouraged the prosecution of innocent democrats. This is called obstruction of justice, and failure to provide "honest services." If the fired prosecutors had pursued these charges, they would have been disbarred. And, rightfully so, for letting crooks go free, and throwing innocent people in jail. Not to mention the ripple effect of destroying the integrity of the DOJ.

    Just wait until April 17th to see if you will change your tune.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lying to congress. Don't just buy what they tell you. Do a little research. Lying to Congress is illegal, even if you aren't sworn:

    U.S. Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 47, 1001

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—

    (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

    (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or

    (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;

    shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

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  • croes
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Oh come now, is committing a criminal offense the only element that would desire to disqualify him from heading the dep. of Justice? Does honesty or take exhilaration in for the structures of the government play everywhere? understand-how the regulation? proper supervising the FBI? distinctive than for all that, i could wager that attempting to intimidate a decide on a pair of jury pool might desire to qualify as a criminal offense shrink than optimal circumstances ... of course, if so he replaced into the legal expert for the Texas governor, so as that they gave him truly better leeway than a familiar McLawyer might desire to are transforming into. the main staggering element is this loser replaced into suggested as a obtainable very perfect court docket justice! Thank goodness his incompetence and dishonesty are growing to be to be obtrusive at the same time as he's in a job that he might desire to be fired from.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    he stated to Congress that he did not have any involvement in the firing of the US attorneys, but e-mails have proved otherwise. While this is not necessarily a crime, it does bring up questions about the honesty of the man heading the JUSTICE dept.

  • This is not about committing a crime. It's about diminishing the presidency of Bush. You eliminate all his best men and then criticize him when things start to go badly.

  • 1 decade ago

    Obstruction of justice just like Scooter Libby.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think firing employees without cause and then tarnishing their reputation is probably a violation of some labor law.

  • 1 decade ago

    is the to be deam good is his only crime...

    People? The people you call people are Dem's jerks

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