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Message 00708: senate

Hi -

The General Counsel from Senate Governmental Affairs (Lieberman) and I had an in-depth conversation. He is calling the AO to ask them what is going on. That should happen tomorrow morning. Also briefed the Chief Counsel for the Judiciary subcommittee who oversees operations of the courts, but that was a more FYI kind of briefing. With Governmental Affairs, we spent a lot of time trying to come up with legal theories as to what laws might have been broken, but were unable. Still, you need to take this seriously just in case.

I also informed the White House in the spirit of "no surprises." I'll go back in tomorrow to talk to the Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel and we're going to discuss the issue. Sigh.