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US Attorneys: House Panel to Probe Rove Aide

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The Washington Post: House Panel to Probe Rove Aide
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032607A.shtml

Witnesses have told congressional investigators that the chief of the General Services Administration and a deputy in Karl Rove's political affairs office at the White House joined in a videoconference earlier this year with top GSA political appointees, who discussed ways to help Republican candidates.

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Associated Press: Domenici Caught Up in Prosecutor Scandal
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032607C.shtml

Senator Pete Domenici, who faces re-election next fall, is under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee after a watchdog group accused him of trying to pressure David Iglesias, then the US attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to rush a corruption probe against Democrats in an effort to sway the 2006 elections. Domenici has hired prominent Washington lawyer Lee Blalack, best known for defending jailed former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., against bribery charges.

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The Washington Post: Ex-Prosecutor Says He Faced Partisan Questions Before Firing
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032607D.shtml

One of the eight former US attorneys fired by the Bush administration said yesterday that White House officials questioned his performance in highly partisan political terms at a meeting in Washington in September, three months before his dismissal.

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McClatchy Newspapers: Republican Senators Question Gonzales's Credibility
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032607N.shtml

Three Republican senators expressed skepticism Sunday about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's credibility, setting up what one of them called a "make or break" moment for him when he testifies before Congress about his role in firing eight US Attorneys.

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