… and it isn't pretty. The Washington Post: "… Gonzales weathered one of the most contentious and hostile congressional hearings seen during the Bush administration. Democrats and the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee accused him of repeatedly misleading them and warned that he could face perjury charges if he lied to the panel. 'I do not find your testimony credible, candidly,' said Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), who became visibly angry at several points during his exchanges with Gonzales. 'The committee's going to review your testimony very carefully to see if your credibility has been breached to the point of being actionable.'"
More: "Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) told Gonzales bluntly: 'I don't trust you.'"
The New York Times: "Mr. Gonzales endured the nearly four-hour battering at the hearing with a calm, sometimes bewildered expression. He insisted he would stay on as attorney general despite his low credibility in Congress. Democratic lawmakers portrayed the Justice Department as rudderless and demoralized, and they voiced deep skepticism about his leadership, often with sarcastic and derisive criticism. For the first time, several lawmakers suggested his statements about the surveillance programs were so misleading that his testimony might lead to potential legal sanction."