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DOJ not opposing House immunity for Goodling testimony on firings
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 Judicia (More)
Ex-Deputy AG says fired US Attorneys performed well
Former US Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified Thursday that seven of eight prosecutors at the center of the US Attorney firing scandal were performing their jobs well before being dismissed, and that the eighth was "a fine guy" (More)
Justice Department investigating whether political factors affected prosecutor hires
The US Department of Justice has launched an internal investigation into whether a top aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales considered the political affiliations of candidates for career prosecutor positions in the Department, contrary to fede (More)
Gonzales order authorized aides to fire DOJ political appointees
An internal US Department of Justice order disclosed Monday by the National Journal gave two top aides to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales wide discretion to fire and hire political appointees within the Department who were not subject to Senate c (More)
Justice Department releases inventory of withheld documents on US Attorney firings
The US Department of Justice released an inventory of 171 internal documents withheld from Congress Thursday, resisting congressional demands that the department disclose and release emails and memos involving the controversial firing of eight US (More)
House Judiciary panel OKs immunity for Gonzales ex-aide in US Attorney firings
The US House Judiciary Committee voted 32-6 Wednesday to grant Monica M. Goodling , former special counsel to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony on the firings of eight US Attorneys . The c (More)
House Judiciary Committee may grant immunity to former Gonzales aide
The US House Judiciary Committee will consider a resolution granting immunity to Monica M. Goodling , former special counsel to the US Attorney General, in exchange for her testimony concerning last year's firing of eight US Attorneys , accordi (More)
DOJ considered politics in evaluating US Attorneys: documents
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) took federal prosecutors' political activities and connections to the conservative Federalist Society into account in deciding whether to retain or dismiss them, according to documents released Friday by the (More)
Gonzales subpoenaed for DOJ documents on US Attorney firings
The US House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Tuesday for US Justice Department documents relating to the firings of eight US Attorneys . In a letter accompanying the subpoena, committee Chairman John C (More)
Gonzales should consider resigning over US Attorney firings: Gingrich
Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich said Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [official profile; JURIST news archive] should consider resigning [Fox News Sunday transcript] in the wake of his role in the firings (More)