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US Attorneys Links: White House Subpoenas Likely

Published: Tue 20 Mar 2007 11:49 AM
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GOP Wants Answers on Prosecutor Firings
By Hope Yen
The Associated Press
Monday 19 March 2007
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee say the Bush administration needs to be more straightforward about the White House's role in the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors.
"I've told the attorney general that I think this has been mishandled, that by giving inaccurate information ... at the outset, it's caused a real firestorm, and he better get the facts out fast," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
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US Attorney's Firing May Be Connected to CIA Corruption Probe
By Margaret Talev and Marisa Taylor
McClatchy Newspapers
Sunday 18 March 2007
Washington - Fired San Diego U.S. attorney Carol Lam notified the Justice Department that she intended to execute search warrants on a high-ranking CIA official as part of a corruption probe the day before a Justice Department official sent an e-mail that said Lam needed to be fired, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday.
Feinstein, D-Calif., said the timing of the e-mail suggested that Lam's dismissal may have been connected to the corruption probe.
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Senator Schumer: "We Do Have Evidence" Gonzales Lied Under Oath
Crooks and Liars
Sunday 18 March 2007
During his January 18, 2006 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Alberto Gonzales said this:
Alberto Gonzales: I would never, ever make a change in a United States attorney position for political reasons or if it would, in any way, jeopardize an ongoing serious investigation. I just would not do it.
When asked on Meet the Press this morning if he "had any evidence that a U.S. attorney was removed and that removal jeopardized an ongoing investigation," Senator Schumer said he does and that the evidence is "becoming more and more overwhelming."
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Attorney Scandal Threatens Gonzales' Job
By Jason McLure and T.R. Goldman
The Legal Times
Monday 19 March 2007
The damage is done.
The Justice Department's top two officials gave misleading information to Congress under oath. The attorney general's chief of staff has resigned, and the job security of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is in serious doubt.
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