Since FBI director Robert S. Mueller contradicted Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ sworn Senate testimony last week, relations between their respective agencies have chilled. “You could open an ice rink between the buildings,” one Mueller aide told the New York Daily News. Another FBI official criticized the Department’s defense of Gonzales:
Justice spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said “confusion is inevitable” when officials discuss classified activities in public.
FBI officials bristled at that.
“If you read the [FBI] director’s testimony, it is anything but confusing,” said a top Mueller ally at the FBI.