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Hearing: Gonzales Says Firings Justified

Fighting to save his job, embattled U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales today told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had not fired eight prosecutors for political reasons. “I would not do…

Multiple Senators Ask AG to Resign

Under often heated questioning from Senators, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales held firm on his stance that the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys were proper, though poorly handled.

Gonzales to Testify Today

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is expected to testify today that he may have been imprecise in statements about the firings of eight U.S attorneys, but he never intended to mislead the American people.

House Eyes Immunity for ex-DOJ Aide

The House Judiciary Committee is considering whether to grant limited immunity to Monica Goodling, who was White House liaison for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Bloomberg News reports.

Ex-Chief of Staff Calls Gonzales ‘Inaccurate’

In an interview with congressional investigators, the former chief of staff for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said his former boss was “inaccurate” or “at least not complete” when he said…

Gonzales Hearing Off, Due to Va. Massacre

U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzales’ scheduled hearing Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee has been postponed because of the massacre today at Virginia Tech.

According to the latest news reports, at…

US Attorney Mess Spreads to Wisconsin

Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is calling for embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to consider reinstating any U.S. attorney who was improperly dismissed in…

Poll: Almost Half Say Gonzales Should be Fired

The public is divided on whether U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be forced out because of his handling of the firings of eight U.S. Attorneys, according to a Washington…

Poll Majority: Gonzales Should Resign

A poll by the Los Angeles Times shows that most Americans believe Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign.

Gonzales Appoints New Chief of Staff

Kevin O’Connor, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, was appointed today as chief of staff for embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

He replaces Chuck Rosenberg, who served on…

Gonzales Subpoenaed

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been subpoenaed by a House panel seeking documents concerning the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys, the Associated Press has reported.

For more…

Bunkered Up, Gonzales Preps for Testimony

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales is holed up this week, phoning more than a dozen Republican lawmakers to solicit support and intensively practicing his testimony about the firings of eight…

Ex-Aide: Gonzales Approved Prosecutors’ Firings

The former chief of staff for Alberto Gonzales says the attorney general approved a plan to fire eight U.S. attorneys.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Testifying before the…