The Department of Justice is investigating sooner-to-be former Attorney General Gonzales for giving false or misleading testimony to congress about . . . the Department of Justice, reports the Washington Post.
The Justice Department is investigating whether departing Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales gave false or misleading testimony to Congress on a broad range of issues, including the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program and the removal of nine U.S. attorneys last year, the lead investigator said today.
The disclosure by Inspector General Glenn A. Fine shows that internal investigations that began with the prosecutor firings have widened substantially to include a focus on Gonzales's actions and statements.
Gonzales' resignation will take effect on Constitution Day, September 17.