Alberto Gonzales Preps for Senate Hearing

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Advance copies of what Alberto Gonzales will tell the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow have failed to silence his critics. Alberto Gonzales has released the 25-page opening statement he plans to read tomorrow to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  It says he has "nothing to hide," that no US attorney was fired "for an improper reason," and that he "never sought to mislead the Congress or the American people."   Republican Senator Arlen Specter questions whether Gonzales is "capable of administering the Department of Justice."  Democrat Charles Schumer says the hearing will "make or break" the Attorney General. It's all about Gonzales' role in firing US attorneys. What did politics have to do with it?  What about Karl Rove and missing White house e-mails?

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Guests:
Bruce Fein - attorney, Michael Isikoff - Yahoo News - @Isikoff, Alexis Simendinger - White House Reporter for the National Journal, Norman Ornstein - American Enterprise Institute / Atlantic - @NormOrnstein, Bruce Montgomery - Director of Archives at the University of Colorado, Bolder, David Rivkin - BakerHostetler - @DavidRivkin

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Vanessa Romo, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner