Conflict Between Congress and the Administration Escalates

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On Tuesday, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales underwent four hours of battering before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Even Republican Arlen Specter called Gonzales' credibility "breached to the point of being actionable." Today, Senate Democrats today called for a special counsel to investigate whether the Attorney General lied under oath. Gonzales is accused of deliberately misleading Congress about Justice Department opposition to the President's plan for domestic spying without warrants. Also today, a Democratic committee subpoenaed Karl Rove to talk about his role in firing US Attorneys.  We update the ongoing political warfare between Congress and the White House.

Credits

Guests:
Paul Kiel - ProPublica - @paulkiel, Lee Casey - former staffer, Justice Department, Peter Shane - Professor of Law at Ohio State University, Julian Zelizer - Princeton University - @julianzelizer

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper, Dan Konecky, Vanessa Romo