When Democrats do this it’s called “perjury.”

Via WaPo:

Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps

Feingold Says Attorney General Misled Senators in Hearings

Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) charged yesterday that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales misled the Senate during his confirmation hearing a year ago when he appeared to try to avoid answering a question about whether the president could authorize warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens.

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Via WaPo:

Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps

Feingold Says Attorney General Misled Senators in Hearings

Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) charged yesterday that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales misled the Senate during his confirmation hearing a year ago when he appeared to try to avoid answering a question about whether the president could authorize warrantless wiretapping of U.S. citizens.

In a letter to the attorney general yesterday, Feingold demanded to know why Gonzales dismissed the senator’™s question about warrantless eavesdropping as a ‘œhypothetical situation’ during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January 2005. At the hearing, Feingold asked Gonzales where the president’™s authority ends and whether Gonzales believed the president could, for example, act in contravention of existing criminal laws and spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant.

Gonzales said that it was impossible to answer such a hypothetical question but that it was ‘œnot the policy or the agenda of this president’ to authorize actions that conflict with existing law. He added that he would hope to alert Congress if the president ever chose to authorize warrantless surveillance, according to a transcript of the hearing.

Here’™s a PDF of Feingold’™s letter asking what limits, if any, apply to the president citing the Authorization for the use of Military Force, up to and including ordering the assassination of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 by Richard Blair |

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