alberto gonzales

Bush’s Showdown With the Justice Department

May 16, 2007
Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey reveals the circumstances surrounding the reauthorization of the domestic spying program, including then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales' late-night visit to an ailing John Ashcroft in order to "take advantage of a very sick man who did not have the powers of the attorney general" at the time.

Senate Panel Demands Gonzales-Rove E-Mails

May 3, 2007
The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday, demanding in full any e-mails between the attorney general and Karl Rove. Committee Chairman Pat Leahy also warned Gonzales that if wants to avoid further subpoenas, he'd better provide previously requested information, as promised.
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Gingrich Joins Gonzales Critics’ Chorus

Apr 9, 2007
Though the Bush administration continues to support Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, another prominent Republican has called for him to step down. One-time House Speaker Newt Gingrich went on "Fox News Sunday" and said Gonzales' "self-created" mess gets in the way of his job.

Aide: U.S. Attorney Firings Were Politically Motivated

Mar 29, 2007
According to prepared remarks obtained in advance of his testimony, Alberto Gonzales' former chief of staff believes the eight US attorneys were fired for political reasons: "A U attorney who is unsuccessful from a political perspective is unsuccessful" Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy warned that even Gonzales' resignation would not derail his investigation into the firings.

Weekly Video Roundup

Mar 17, 2007
Our collection of favorite videos this week includes Sen. Chuck Schumer nailing the Bush administration on the firing of U.S. attorneys, the Discovery Channel drooling over a weapon that kills Americans, and "The Simpsons" dressing down Fox News.