u.s. attorney

New Light on Rove’s Role in U.S. Attorney Scandal

Jul 31, 2009
"Political adviser Karl Rove and other high-ranking figures in the Bush White House played a greater role than previously understood in the firing of federal prosecutors almost three years ago, according to newly obtained e-mails that shed light on a scandal that led to mass Justice Department resignations and an ongoing criminal probe," reports the Washington Post.

Rove, Miers to Testify at Last

Mar 5, 2009
Rep. John Conyers has not stopped investigating the U.S. attorneys scandal and he's finally gotten former Bush aides Karl Rove and Harriet Miers to agree to testify. The two advisers previously ignored subpoenas to appear before Congress, citing executive privilege.

House Democrats Subpoena Karl Rove

Jan 27, 2009
The Bush administration may have exited the proverbial building, but that isn't stopping certain House Democrats, such as House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, from taking Bush sidekick Karl Rove to task for his potential role in the Justice Department's pink-slipping of several U.S. attorneys in 2006.
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Mukasey: Miers, Bolten Not in Contempt of Congress

Mar 1, 2008
On Friday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey thwarted the efforts of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to bring White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former presidential counsel Harriet Miers before a federal grand jury for ignoring subpoenas to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006.

Bush Loyalist Leaves Post Amid Staff Turmoil

Nov 20, 2007
Rachel K. Paulose, the youngest U.S. attorney, who came to symbolize the administration's preference for political loyalty over ability, has been recalled to Washington from her post in Minnesota, where her office reportedly is in turmoil. She once claimed she was politically persecuted because she was a conservative and a Christian.

Leahy Snaps at White House Stonewaller

Aug 3, 2007
Bush lackey Scott Jennings gives Sen Pat Leahy the broken-record treatment, which has become so familiar Witness Leahy's frustration break as Jennings refuses even to describe his duties: "Let's not be too contemptuous of this committee You work at the White House You're paid for by taxpayers You work for the American people I'm just asking you what kind of work you do".

Rove to Dodge Senate Committee Grilling?

Aug 2, 2007
Once again, it pays to be in the Bush administration's tight inner circle (especially when the possibility of punishment for alleged wrongdoing looms): It now seems that Karl Rove may be protected by his loyal president and may not have to face the Senate Judiciary Committee about the U.S. attorney firings scandal.

Scandal Fatigue

Jul 27, 2007
It's way past bedtime for Gonzo. At this point, every day Alberto Gonzales continues as attorney general means more dishonor for the office and the nation -- and higher blood pressure for Senate Judiciary Committee members trying desperately to get a straight answer out of the man.