Part 19 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. End of Senator Chuck Schumer's first roun...
Part 19 of 32 Senate Judiciary Committee with Alberto Gonzales. End of Senator Chuck Schumer's first round of questions to Alberto Gonzales, Leahy weighs in. 7/24/07
KEEP IN MIND: Gonzales was given each and every question he would be asked beforehand. Nothing was a surprise - there was absolutely NO "GOTCHA!"
Transcript of this portion of the hearing:
SCHUMER: Mr. Chairman, I think we have to pursue this at some point. Because this is -- I've never heard anything quite like this.
LEAHY: Could I ask, if I might, you said you made a clarification to some -- to a reporter. This is such a significant and major point. Did you ever offer such a clarification to either Senator Specter or myself?
GONZALES: You mean in terms of what was said at the press conference?
GONZALES: I don't believe so. But I think my correspondence and testimony is accurate. The statement at the press conference was not accurate, and I corrected it. That was corrected.
SCHUMER: But, Mr. Chairman, if I might, now what the attorney general is saying the way this is clarified is that Jim Comey was not talking about the program the president...
LEAHY: I'm going to ask for a review of the transcript, both of what Mr. Comey said...
SCHUMER: Everyone knows that's not true.
LEAHY: ... and what Mr. Gonzales said. There's a discrepancy here in sworn testimony. We're going to have to ask who's telling the truth, who's not.