Just Following Orders

Abby Zimet

The Justice Department has concluded it lacks evidence to bring criminal charges
against former attorney general, loyal flunky and fledgling fink
Alberto Gonzales for his part in the Bush warrantless wiretap program,
reportedly because he finally ratted out his boss. Investigators said
his testimony was "incomplete" and "misleading," and he remains under
investigation for the wiretaps and U.S. attorney firings.

"He was willing to be a lightning rod in the past for the
president," said one legal source. "He has
done that during the entire course of his career. But it was pressed
upon him that that was not going to work in this instance - and he did
what he had to do."

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