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US Attorneys: Goodling Shed Tears Before Talking

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The Washington Post: Ex-US Attorney Clashed With Bosses Over Murder Probe
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050607B.shtml

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.

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The National Journal: Justice Official Says He Was Directed to Call Fired Prosecutors
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050507A.shtml

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.

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Bloomberg: Goodling Shed Tears Before Revelations About Firings
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050507B.shtml

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.

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The Florida Ledger: No. 3 GOP Representative Says Gonzales Should Resign
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050407T.shtml

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

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Newsweek: How Rove Shaped Testimony on Prosecutor Firings
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050407A.shtml

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?

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The Washington Post: Gonzales Refuted - Former Supervisor Extols Fired Prosecutors
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050407L.shtml

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.

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The Hill: Leahy Issues Subpoena for Rove Emails
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/050207R.shtml

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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