Intel Memo Contradicts Gonzales

Senator threatens perjury probe over conflicting accounts
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 26, 2007 8:39 AM CDT
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 24, 2007, as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on monitor, asks him a question during...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Alberto Gonzales' Senate testimony this week is at odds with a year-old intelligence document, and the discrepancy may earn the AG in a congressional perjury investigation. At issue is a 2004 White House briefing, which Gonzales has repeatedly testified did not concern the warrantless wiretapping program; a memo from the national intelligence director obtained by the AP says it did.

In his contentious appearance Tuesday, Gonzales met open skepticism from Senate Judiciary committee members of both parties. A spokesman says Gonzales stands by his testimony, but committee chairman Patrick Leahy has given him until next week to amend it, the Washington Post reports. If he doesn't, Leahy says he'll enlist the inspector general "to determine who's telling the truth."