Politico: Justice Department Won't Object to Immunity for
The Justice Department has decided to offer no legal objection to the House Judiciary Committee's offer of immunity to Monica Goodling, the former senior advisor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and White House liason for the Justice Dept. This means that Goodling will soon testify before the panel on her role in, and knowledge of, the firing of eight US attorneys last year.
DOJ Hired Lawyers Based on Political Affiliations
Congressional investigators are beginning to focus on accusations that a top civil rights official at the Justice Department illegally hired lawyers based on their political affiliations, especially for sensitive voting rights jobs.
The Boston Globe:
Missouri Attorney a Focus in Firings
The firing of US Attorney Todd Graves in Missouri, and his replacement, Bradley Schlozman, are emerging as focal points of the investigation into the firing of eight US attorneys last year - and as a symbol of broader complaints that the Bush administration has misused its stewardship of law enforcement to give Republicans an electoral edge.