Gonzales Gets Little Help In Fight for Job

AG preps for Senate testimony without White House, Justice Dept. aid
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Apr 5, 2007 11:14 AM CDT
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will fight for his job at Senate hearings   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Alberto Gonzales is prepping for his April 17 Senate testimony as strenuously as if it were a confirmation proceeding, the Washington Post reports, since his job clearly depends upon it. And he's going it alone: Thanks to possible obstruction of justice charges, DOJ lawyers won't let the attorney general coordinate with the White House or his own aides.

Former RNC chair Ed Gillespie and Gonzales aide Timothy Flanigan have been called in to coach Gonzales through mock testimony. But he's getting little support from congressional Republicans, led by Sen. Arlen Specter, who told Gonzales in private, the Post reports, that he should begin his testamony with an apology.