US Attorneys: Number of Fired Prosecutors Grows
National Journal: Bush Administration Withheld Emails About
The Bush administration has withheld a series of emails from Congress showing that senior White House and Justice Department officials worked together to conceal the role of Karl Rove in installing Timothy Griffin, a protege of Rove's, as US attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
The New York
Times: House Democrats Raise New Criticism of
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales endured new criticism on Capitol Hill today as House Democrats questioned his leadership of the Department of Justice and his personal candor. Mr. Gonzales, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, was questioned again about the dismissals of United States attorneys - amid a new assertion that, in effect, nine of them were let go, rather than eight as previously reported - and about his awareness
Post : Number of Fired Prosecutors Grows
Former US Attorney Todd Graves was asked to step down from his job by a senior Justice Department official in January 2006, months before eight other federal prosecutors were fired by the Bush administration. The former prosecutor's disclosure reveals that the administration began moving to replace US attorneys five months earlier than was previously known. It also means that at least nine prosecutors were asked to resign last year, a deviation from repeated suggestions by Gonzales and other senior Justice Department officials in Congressional testimony.
Times: Former US Attorneys: "Charges May Result From
Two former US attorneys said today they believe ongoing investigations into the dismissals last year of eight federal prosecutors could result in criminal charges against senior Justice Department officials.