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An Early List of Prosecutor Successors

Documents released yesterday appear to contradict statements by Justice Department officials that a group of potential replacements had not been identified before U.S. attorneys were fired.

Former chief of staff D. Kyle Sampson named five potential replacements months before the firings, the Washington Post reports.

An official with the conservative Federalist Society also forwarded the name of a potential replacement more than a year before the firings, according to the New York Times.

Libby Pardon a Sensitive Topic

President Bush has granted fewer pardons than most presidents and has said he will not be quick to grant one in the case of former aide I. Lewis Libby Jr.

Some conservatives are hoping Bush will change his mind and grant his 114th pardon to Libby.

The Washington Post reports the topic of a pardon is so sensitive that top presidential aides have not been kept in the loop and close friends have been advised not to bring it up.

Justice Department advisory guidelines for a pardon require the offender to show remorse and serve time.

Ex-DOJ Official Defends Hiring, Vote-Fraud Case

A former Justice Department official told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that he recruited job applicants from conservative groups such as the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation.

But Bradley J.…

Libby Gets 30-Month Sentence

Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000 for lying to a grand jury and FBI agents.

U.S. District…

Libby Arrives for Sentencing

Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby has arrived at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., where he will learn his sentence for lying to a grand jury and…

The High Court’s Danish Prince

Whether to be or not to be a liberal or conservative majority, Kennedy decides

Hiring in Civil Rights Division Scrutinized

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are turning their attention to allegations of political hiring in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.

Bradley Schlozman, who formerly was acting assistant attorney…

Judge to ID Supporters of Light Sentence for Scooter Libby

Some 150 supporters of a light sentence for former White House top aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby should soon be identified, including a number of current and former government officials.

Justice Dept Expands Atty Hiring Probe

An ongoing investigation of the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys, allegedly as part of a political purge, has been expanded.

In a letter today to the Senate Judiciary Committee, two…

Gonzales Takes Licking, Keeps Ticking

Is the worst of it over for Alberto Gonzales?

Yes, the embattled U.S. Attorney General is like the battery-powered Energizer bunny, able to take a licking and keep on ticking,…

Goodling: Politics Influenced DOJ Hiring

Testifying under a grant of immunity, the Justice Department’s former liaison to the White House explained how she did Google and Nexis searches on DOJ job applicants to learn their political leanings.

1 in 3 Prosecutors on Justice Firing Line

At last count, the tally is 30, as far as the total number of U.S. attorneys reportedly considered for possible dismissal by the Justice Department during 2005 and 2006.


Former and Future AGs Clashed on Wiretaps

A former Justice Department official testified today that he rushed to the bedside of then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in an effort to thwart approval of the administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.

Goodling ‘Wild Card’ Yet to be Played

Democrats hope the former White House liaison for Alberto Gonzales will testify about her role in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys before Memorial Day.

A federal judge approved an…

Federal Judge Okays Goodling Immunity Grant

Clearing the way for Monica Goodling to testify before Congress, a federal judge today approved an immunity deal.

The former senior aide to U.S. Attorney General Albert Gonzales, who also…

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