US Attorneys: House OKs Subpoenas for Rove & Meirs

Published: Thu 22 Mar 2007 02:27 PM Links
Associated Press: House OKs Subpoenas for Rove and Meirs
A House panel on Wednesday approved subpoenas for President Bush's political adviser Karl Rove, and other top White House aides, setting up a constitutional showdown over the firings of eight federal prosecutors.
USA Today : Senator Feinstein Questions Another Attorney's Departure
Senator Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday she wants answers about the departure of former US Attorney Debra Yang in Los Angeles, who resigned last October before the Justice Department's dismissal of eight other US attorneys sparked controversy.
New York Times: David C. Iglesias - Why I Was Fired
"With this week’s release of more than 3,000 Justice Department email messages about the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors, it seems clear that politics played a role in the ousters."
New York Times: Bush Clashes With Congress on Prosecutors
President Bush and Congress clashed Tuesday over an inquiry into the firing of federal prosecutors and appeared headed toward a constitutional showdown over demands from Capitol Hill for internal White House documents and testimony from top advisers to the president.
New York Times Editorial - What People Really Need
"In nasty and bumbling comments made at the White House yesterday, President Bush declared that 'people just need to hear the truth' about the firing of eight United States attorneys. That's right. Unfortunately, the deal Mr. Bush offered Congress to make White House officials available for 'interviews' did not come close to meeting that standard," writes the New York Times.
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