Thirty-one Senate Democrats on Thursday asked Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to remove himself from the investigation into the Jack Abramoff scandal, saying the lobbyistÂs dealings with President Bush and others in the administration should compel Gonzales to step aside.
"FBI officials have said the Abramoff investigation Âinvolves systemic corruption within the highest levels of government," the Democrats wrote in a letter to Gonzales. "In light of your previous service as White House Counsel and your close connection to many Administration officials, the appearance of conflict looms large."
The attorney general "can avoid any appearance of impropriety by recusing himself," said Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, one of the signers of the letter. "If there was ever a case that was both sensitive and rife with potential conflict, it is this one."
I won't hold my breath that he will actually do it, but I enjoy seeing headlines that raise questions about this misAdministration's objectivity.