July 29, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US Justice Department Offices of Inspector General and Professional Responsibility concluded in a report issued Monday that department aides illegally made hiring decisions based on consideration of applicants' political and ideological beliefs. In early 2007, officials began investigating a... ...[read more]
June 22, 2007
by Michael Sung
Outgoing US Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty Thursday denied playing a key role in the controversial firings of at least eight US Attorneys in testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. McNulty disputed the testimony of former US Department of Justice (DOJ) aide Monica Goodling who said ...[read more]
June 15, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) confirmed in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that an ongoing DOJ internal investigation into politicized hiring decisions has expanded to include an alleged March ...[read more]
May 30, 2007
by Caitlin Price
The Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have expanded internal investigations into whether politics played a role in hiring decisions within the department, the DOJ confirmed in a letter sent Wednesday to the Senate Judiciary ...[read more]
May 25, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The US Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility has expanded its investigation into whether department aides illegally made hiring decisions based on consideration of applicants' political beliefs, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. The move follows Wednesday's testi... ...[read more]
May 25, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Senate has scheduled debate and a vote on a resolution expressing the Senate's lack of confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for mid-June. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) said Thursday that 26 Democratic senators join him in co-sponsoring the no-confidence resolution. A decision... ...[read more]
May 23, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
Former US Department of Justice aide Monica Goodling testified before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday about the fired US Attorneys scandal, saying she did not play a key role in the firings but believed that previous Senate Judiciary Committee testimony by Deputy Attorney General Paul ...[read more]
May 23, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Former Department of Justice aide Monica Goodling told the House Judiciary Committee in a letter Tuesday that she will not give up documents sought by the committee in compliance with a subpoena for e-mails and other papers relating to the firings of eight US attorneys. Goodling's lawyer said t... ...[read more]
May 11, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
US District Judge Thomas Hogan approved an offer of immunity Friday for former Department of Justice aide Monica Goodling, clearing the way for Goodling's testimony before Congress on the firings of eight US Attorneys. Under Hogan's order, Goodling may not refuse to testify. The House Judi... ...[read more]
May 7, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) will not try to block Congress's decision to grant immunity to former DOJ official Monica Goodling to testify about the firing of eight US Attorneys, according to Monday reports. In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Inspector General... ...[read more]

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