"By this letter, we are referring Michael Wholley, the general counsel of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), to the Department of Justice for investigation into and possible prosecution for obstruction of justice and destruction of government records under 18 U.S.C. 1505, 18 U.S.C. 1512(c) and 18 U.S.C. 2071."
"In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Griffin said he fully supported Wholley. Griffin said he didn't believe Wholley did anything illegal, but he might have made a mistake in how the destruction of the CDs would be perceived politically. "What Mike did is break up a few CDs," Griffin said. "We use these CDs like popcorn. I'm sure he is happy to replace the CDs he broke with other CDs."
Editor's note: Hey, great idea Mike! NASA's chief lawyer can just replace those pesky smashed CDs with new ones, and everything will be OK, right? Gee, I hate to break it to you Mike, while there certainly is some politics in all of this, this is also very much a legal issue now. Read the letter Sensenbrenner and Miller sent to Gonzales - there's sure a lot of lawyer talk in it.