Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Senate Investigates Firing of DOJ Lawyers

Required for Internship Class (Read WP Article).

A controversy has been brewing about the Justice Department's firing of several U.S. Attorneys. Democrats are alleging that AG Gonzales and the DOJ has replaced veteran U.S. Attorneys with Bush political supporters. The Washington Post referred to:
an escalating confrontation between the Justice Department and Senate Democrats over a wave of firings of U.S. attorneys, including six who were notified by Justice officials in December that they would be asked to step aside. The seventh, former U.S. attorney Ed Cummins of Little Rock, has said that he was asked to leave last year in order to give the job to Griffin, who previously worked for Rove and for the Republican National Committee.

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