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Schumer’s Postgame Analysis

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Talking to reporters after the hearings, Chuck Schumer says: “since nobody can put together a coherent story about how this list was put together . . . the arrow points more and more to the White House.” He says when you have all these DOJ officials “playing Abbott and Costello, pointing the finger at somebody else, something is amiss.” He predicts the White House won’t want Gonzales to stay on, and says he shouldn’t stay on. The main point, however, is that Gonzales is neither here not there — attention must be paid to the White House.

More broadly, I would also add that while it’s nice to see some Republicans getting semi-tough about this, that if the GOP was still in the majority their “no oversight” policies would still be in place and none of this would have ever come to light.