While attending an event at the National Press Club here in Washington, U.S. News & World Report media correspondent Liz Halloran tells The News Desk that a planned April 16 luncheon with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at the National Press Club has been postponed.
"There had been chatter about whether he would still be appearing at the sold-out luncheon, at which the guest delivers a speech and then takes written questions from the audience, which typically includes journalists, non-journalists and government officials," Halloran says. "Political types here [at the Press Club] are speculating as to what the postponement means."
Chief legal affairs correspondent Chitra Ragavan adds that Gonzales is expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee the next day, April 17.
"He may be reluctant to do a sneak peek for reporters the day before, and likely will be immersed in preparing for the hearings with top aides," Ragavan says.
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