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U.S. Attorney Story Heating Up

As you've probably heard, the White House and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are coming under serious fire for what appear to be politically motivated firings of eight U.S. Attorneys. 

We had an article about this at TomPaine.com a couple of weeks ago, and it looks like this story is really heating up.

A few moments ago, the House Judiciary Committee published the internal Department of Justice documents related to the firings. 

The Las Vegas Sun reports that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has canceled a trip to Syracuse, NY today.

And, the Department of Justice just issued a short press release announcing that Gonzales' Chief of Staff, Kyle Sampson, has resigned effective immediately, while Rep. Schumer (D-New York) is calling on Gonzales himself to step down.

Coming on the heels of the "Scooter" Libby convictions, this is turning out to be another black eye for the Bush administration.

Stay tuned for more...

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Lara

It seems that the worst thing Bush can do for his staff is express support for them-- from Michael "Brownie" Brown to Rumsfeld and now Gonzales. If that's not proof that he's out of touch with America, I don't know what is.

Leslie Rinaldi

I’d like someone to tell me, please, what authority the Senate and/or House Reps have to fire the Attorney General? It seems to me, that one of two things has happened, the US attorney general, who makes the laws for the rest of the people is covering up for the President or his people, - or this man is just to stupid to be the Attorney General for the People of the United States. The man can’t remember, can’t recall, or cant say, either way, don’t we have the right to FIRE incompetent people anymore?

If he serves at the "pleasure of the president", maybe we ought to take a good hard look at some of his most recent dealings and rethink them, because this man may have been this incompetent when he worked for us?


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