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JewishSocialPolicy Action Network

2033 Walnut Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19103

May 20,2007
The HonorableBarneyFrank
DC 20515

JefteyI. Pasek,Esq. Re: Alberto Gonzales

KennethFox, Esq. DearRepresentative
KennethMyers,Esq. When the Attorney Generalflaunts the law and lies to Congress,your decisiveaction is
YicePresident needed. The Constitution'schecksand balancesthat protectus from abuseof power only
JoelBeaver,Esq. work if the Congressexercisesappropriateoversightover the workings of the government.
Treasurer And you cannotexerciseoversightif you allow the nation'sseniorlaw enforcementofficial to
StewartWeintraub,Esq. lie to you abouthis own actionsor to coverup violationsof law by others. Impeachmentis
the only appropriateactionto restorethe authority of Congressand to reassurethe public that
the law is paramount.
Takeonly the two mostrecentexamples:
SusanMyers,Chair ' In tle caseof the dismissedprosecutors, Gonzales'sfits of selectiveamnesiamakeit
Irwin Aronson,Esq. clear that he deliberatelylied to Congressin a feeble attemptto mask a clear and
ConnieBeresin unmistakablepattern of improper political influence with prosecutorialdecision-
DeanneComer making. A false claim not to rememberis just as much a lie as a conscious
misrepresentation of a fact oneremembers well. Instancesof phonyforgefulnessseem
Hon. Ruth Dansker
to aboundthroughoutGonzales'stestimony,but his claim to have no memoryof the
HelenFox NovemberJusticeDepartmentmeetingat which he authorizedthe attorneyfirings after
Brian Gocial, Esq twice secretlydelegatingauthorityto political staffersleavesus gapingin incredulity.
Nancy Gordon,Esq. ' In Februuy 2006,Gonzalestold trro Congressional panelsthat therehad "not beenany
Brian Gralnick seriousdisagreementabout the program" of warrantlesswiretaps. We have since
JercmeKaplan,Esq. learnedthat his testimonywas false. FormerDeputy Attorney GeneralJamesComey
LazarKleit told the SenateJudiciaryCommitteethat he had refusedto certifu the legality of the
eavesdropping program.Gonzales,thenthe SolicitorGeneral,tried to go over Comey's
Eve Klothen, Esq.
head by rushing to the hospital and appealingdirectly to Attorney GeneralJohn
Bury Kruner, Esq. Ashcroft, who lay semi-consciousin an intensive care unit recoveringfrom gall
JudahLabovitz, Esq. bladdersurgery.Ashcroft rebuffedGonzalesaccordingto Comey'stestimony. How
Ruth Laibson can Gonzalesclaim with a straightface that therewas no "ssrious disagreansnt"when
TheodoreMann,Esq. the White HouseCounselwas personallyrebuffedby the Attorney Generaland his
deputy concerninga secretprogram allegedly essentialto national security but of
SidneyMrgulies, Esq.
Lying to Congressis a felony - actually three felonies: perjury, false statementsand
obstmctionof justice. This issuegoeswell beyondpolicy disagreements with Gonzaleson
Ruth Perry
his controversialinterpretations
of constitutionalliberties. Congress,as a co-equalbranchof
Ruth Schult4 Ph.D. government,must be respectedwhen it makeslegitimateinquiriesinto the activitiesof any
Burt Siegel administration.For you consciouslyto wear blindersin the face of the Auorney General's
Jred Solomon lies would be an abandonment of your own constitrtionalresponsibilities.
RabbiDavid Straus The American people deserveto learn the truth under the disinfeaing sunlight that an
Brry Ungar, Esq. impeachmentproceedingwould bring. We urgeyou to join in that effort.
RabbiAvi Winokur
Sincerely, . -.-F