The big news is that Gonzales said he went to visit Ashcroft after a briefing for the so-called "Gang of Eight" bipartisan congressional leaders. From the New York Times
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... some Congressional Democrats disputed Mr. Gonzales’s account of the White House meeting ...
Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, who attended the 2004 meeting as the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, called Mr. Gonzales’s account “untruthful.”
Other lawmakers who were not at the hearing but who attended the meeting on March 10, 2004 at the White House, also challenged Mr. Gonzales’s account.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who attended the 2004 White House meeting as House Democratic minority leader, said through a spokesman that ... supported Mr. Comey’s objections [to aspects of the program] at the meeting ...
So what does Tom Daschle have to say
"I have no recollection of such a meeting and believe that it didn't occur."Way to go, Tom!
Now Republicans can say that the description of the meeting as told by Rockefeller and Pelosi can't be trusted.