Gonzales testimony contradicted

Aug. 17, 2007 at 8:20 AM

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has called for a Justice Department investigation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Leahy on Thursday asked the agency’s inspector general to review whether Gonzales’ testimony before his committee "was in any instances intentionally false, misleading, or inappropriate,” The Hill, a Washington newspaper, reported.

Leahy said he has "identified numerous instances in which the attorney general appears to have contradicted his own previous testimony or the statements or testimony of other senior officials, or where he appears to have engaged in efforts to mislead," The Hill reported.

Leahy said Department of Justice Inspector General Glenn Fine should not limit his review to criminal wrongdoing but should also look into any misconduct or behavior that appears to break law or ethical standards, The Hill reported.

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