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Friday, March 23, 2007

Looking grim for Gonzales

Alberto Gonzales oversaw the plans to fire US attorneys, according to the AP:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in a November meeting, according to documents released Friday that contradict earlier claims that he was not closely involved in the dismissals. The Nov. 27 meeting, in which the attorney general and at least five top Justice Department officials participated, focused on a five-step plan for carrying out the firings of the prosecutors, Justice Department officials said late Friday.
Also, Goldy and Postman both post about Gonzales' radio inteview on KIRO today. Sounds like it didn't go so well for Gonzales. Postman also notes that Gonzales will be on Meet the Press on Sunday. Hopefully he'll be on the record.

CORRECTION: Gonzales is not scheduled to appear on Meet the Press, the mistake was mine. Here is the for guest list for March 24, 2007.
DAVID IGLESIAS, Dismissed U.S. Attorney -- Albuquerque, NM

JOHN McKAY, Dismissed U.S. Attorney -- Seattle, WA

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL), Judiciary Committee

SEN. ARLEN SPECTER (R-PA), Ranking Member, Judiciary Committee

FMR. SEN. BILL BRADLEY (D-NJ), Author, "The New American Story"

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