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11-16-2007, 12:25 PM
Gonzales Defense Fund Set Up
Former Attorney General's Legal Fees Mount in Probe

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 15, 2007; A03

Supporters of former attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales have created a trust fund to help pay for his legal expenses, which are mounting in the face of an ongoing Justice Department investigation into whether Gonzales committed perjury or improperly tampered with a congressional witness.

The establishment of a legal defense fund for the nation's former chief law enforcement officer underscores the potential peril confronting Gonzales, who is one of a handful of attorneys general to face potential criminal charges for actions taken in office.

David G. Leitch, a Gonzales friend and general counsel at the Ford Motor Co., wrote in an e-mail solicitation to potential contributors last month that Gonzales is "innocent of any wrongdoing" but does not have the means to pay for his legal defense after a career spent mostly in public service.

"In the hyper-politicized atmosphere that has descended on Washington, an innocent man cannot simply trust that the truth will out," Leitch wrote. "He must engage highly competent legal counsel to represent him. That costs money, money that Al Gonzales doesn't have."

Leitch also wrote that Gonzales's attorney, George J. Terwilliger III of White &amp; Case in Washington, "has substantially reduced his fees to represent Al Gonzales, but the costs will likely be high nonetheless." A contribution form asking for donations to the Alberto R. Gonzales Legal Expense Trust suggests amounts from $500 to $5,000. <hr /></blockquote>



11-16-2007, 12:45 PM
Do you have his address?....let me forward this to him; he's probably unaware of it:
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you."
They're just going to slap him on the wrists anyway....but they are talking about 10 years and up for Barry Bonds for lying, and they haven't even asked him about any extra marital affairs yet. I say...Impeach him instead!!!

11-16-2007, 03:46 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> Q.........LOL <hr /></blockquote>

What's so funny? The Clintons did the same thing.

11-16-2007, 03:48 PM
Looking at history, I am not sure I would want the job of AG. It seems to be a job where it is easy to get in trouble for one thing or another.