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The Washington Post: Ex-US Attorney Clashed With Bosses Over Murder Probe

A US attorney in Seattle was singled out for dismissal in part because he clashed with senior Justice Department officials over the investigation of a federal prosecutor's murder, and he was recommended for removal 18 months earlier than was previously known, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews.


The National Journal: Justice Official Says He Was Directed to Call Fired Prosecutors

The chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty has told congressional investigators that phone calls he placed to four fired US attorneys - calls that three of the prosecutors say involved threats about testifying before Congress - were made at McNulty's direction.


Bloomberg: Goodling Shed Tears Before Revelations About Firings

A former US Justice Department official and central figure in the firing of eight US attorneys tearfully told a colleague two months ago her government career probably was over as the matter was about to erupt into a political storm, according to closed-door congressional testimony.


The Florida Ledger: No. 3 GOP Representative Says Gonzales Should Resign

US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, Rep. Adam Putnam, the third most powerful Republican in the House, said Thursday.


Newsweek: How Rove Shaped Testimony on Prosecutor Firings

Two months ago, Rove helped coach Justice Department officials on how to testify about the US attorney firings. Was that a harmless part of his job, or an inappropriate attempt to mislead Congress?


The Washington Post: Gonzales Refuted - Former Supervisor Extols Fired Prosecutors

A former deputy attorney general lavished praise yesterday on most of the eight US attorneys who were fired after he left the job. James Comey, the Justice Department's second-in-command from 2003 until August 2005, testified that only one attorney had serious performance problems.


The Hill: Leahy Issues Subpoena for Rove Emails

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) issued a subpoena Wednesday for all emails from White House adviser Karl Rove that relate to the firings of eight US attorneys.


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