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House Cttee Authorizes Subpoenas For DOJ Officials


Subpoenas Target Justice; White House Could be Next

CNN News
Thursday 15 March 2007

• Senate committee OKs subpoenas for five Justice Department officials.
• Senate Judiciary chairman says he may subpoena White House staffers.
• New Hampshire's Sen. John Sununu urges dismissal of attorney general.
• President says he's "not happy" about mistakes surrounding attorney firings.

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Feinstein: Lam Fired Over Cunningham Prosecution

The Associated Press
Wednesday 14 March 2007

Washington - Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday she believes the ouster of San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam was connected to Lam's prosecution of former Republican congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, even though the Bush administration has denied it.

"In my heart of hearts I do, no matter what they say," Feinstein, D-Calif., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview with The Associated Press.

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Republican Says Gonzales Should Be Fired

By Laurie Kellman
The Associated Press
Thursday 15 March 2007

A Senate Republican is calling for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' dismissal as Democrats weigh subpoenaing President Bush's top aides in the escalating political furor over the firing of eight federal prosecutors.

Sen. John Sununu of New Hampshire, a longtime Bush administration critic facing a tough re-election campaign, called for Gonzales' ouster Wednesday just hours after Bush expressed confidence in the attorney general, who is a longtime friend.

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